A criminal charge has been authorized against an Ottawa County sheriff's deputy accused of shooting an unarmed Grand Valley State University student during a drug raid at his off-campus apartment.
Holland District Judge Bradley Knoll has signed an arrest warrant charging 37-year-old Ryan Huizenga with a misdemeanor count of careless discharge causing injury.
Knoll was told during a court hearing Monday that Huizenga is vacationing out of town but will turn himself in. Huizenga has been suspended without pay and the court said Tuesday he hasn't yet retained a lawyer.
Twenty-year-old Derek Copp was shot in the chest during the March 11 raid on his apartment in Georgetown Township near Allendale. The Spring Arbor native is recovering.
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