Cop Charged In Student Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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