Arrest of Shooting Suspect 12 Days Later

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EATON COUNTY - An arrest is made in a shooting that took place outside the Lansing Mall over a week ago.

Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich announced Thursday that Jerry Blackwell, Jr., 22, of Grand Rapids has been arrested and arraigned for the shooting of a man in the Lansing Mall Parking lot March 16th. The 23-year-old victim drove himself to the nearby Meijer parking lot, where he sought assistance.

The sheriff says the victim remains hospitalized, but is improving.
Blackwell is charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.

The sheriff says their investigation is ongoing, and can't say at this time how they determined Blackwell to be the suspect, or where they located him.

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