Alleged CMU shooter found incompetent

Apr 5, 2018

MT. PLEASANT, MI (MPRN)--   The man accused of fatally shooting his parents in his Central Michigan University dorm room last month has been found incompetent to stand trial. 

WCMU’s Mike Horace reports an attorney for James Davis, Jr., 19, says he was found incompetent late last month. He will now undergo treatment, with hopes of being able to regain competency and ultimately stand trial.

Davis is accused of shooting and killing his parents in a residence hall on the campus of CMU. He then fled the scene, prompting a 16-hour manhunt.

MT. PLEASANT, MI (AP)--   A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room has been arraigned.

James Eric Davis Jr. is hospitalized but appeared in court via video for Tuesday's hearing. He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt.

Davis is charged with murder in the Friday slayings of James and Diva Davis. The family is from the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, where Davis Sr. was a part-time police officer.

MT. PLEASANT, MI (AP)--   A Central Michigan University student suspected of fatally shooting his parents in a dormitory has been charged with murder. 

University spokeswoman Heather Smith says 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. also faces a felony weapons charge.

Davis Jr. remains under guard at a hospital, where he was taken following his arrest early Saturday.

UPDATE: 12:50 am, 3/3/18:    Shooting suspect in custody

The suspect in the shooting incident that happened on CMU’s campus is now in custody.

The suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight. Law enforcement personnel responded and arrested the suspect without incident.

CMU President George E. Ross thanks the campus and surrounding community and many law enforcement personnel who came together to keep each other safe and apprehend the suspect.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    Police have identified a Sugar Island man who was stabbed by a 12-year-old boy for assaulting the boy’s mother. 

Edgardo Acevedo-Silva, 33, is charged with domestic violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in a building, and felony firearms. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds into the floor of a residence on Labor Day. Fearing for his mother’s life, a boy stabbed Silva four times. He and his mother ran from the house and Silva chased them with the gun.

Vilas County Sheriff's Office

EAGLE RIVER, WI (AP)--   Police have identified the young man who was fatally shot in Eagle River over the weekend. 

Authorities say Connor Stephens, 20, of Conover was shot in the chest around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Stephens was taken to Ascension Eagle River Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers arrested Jeremiah Solis, 19, of Eagle River for homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon. He was lodged in the Vilas County Jail, but is now free on a $20,000 signature bond. 

BRUCE CROSSING, MI--   A Ewen man has been taken into custody for an alleged shooting in Ontonagon County. 

Monday around 12:40 p.m. the Sheriff’s Department received a report of a possible discharge of a firearm near the Bruce Crossing Medical Clinic. Witnesses say they saw three people running from a residence. Investigation revealed a 29-year-old Ewen man fled the scene after firing a gun.

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding a shooting in Crystal Falls Township that injured a horse.

On Thursday afternoon Iron County Central Dispatch received a call there had been a shooting and a horse had been shot. Another call indicated two bullets had entered a home near the incident.

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving a horse.

Central Dispatch received a call around 12:50 p.m. Thursday indicating a shooting had happened in Crystal Falls Township and a horse had been shot and injured.  Two bullets had apparently entered a home near the same location.

Deputies arrived on the scene and arrested an individual involved in the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

State Police from the Iron Mountain Post are assisting in the case.  

HESSEL, MI (AP)--   A 51-year-old man armed with a handgun has been shot to death during a confrontation with police in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

The Mackinac County Sheriff's Office says that a deputy and two state troopers were responding to a report Tuesday night of a suicidal person at a home in Hessel when they encountered Dean Bruning at the front door.

Bruning was shot by one of the troopers and pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is under investigation and will be forwarded to the Mackinac County prosecutor's office for review when it is completed.