Student Shot Following Oak Park Basketball Game, Suspect in Custody
(City of Oak Park, Jan. 7, 2023)
Oak Park, MI – At 9:10 pm on Friday, Jan. 6 the Oak Park Police received several 911 calls from Oak Park High School regarding reports of shots fired in the area following an Oak Park High School varsity basketball game. Oak Park officers immediately responded and located an Oak Park Schools student who had been shot multiple times. This student was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.
Following the incident Oak Park officers located and detained the suspect and recovered a handgun. The case will be presented to Oakland County Prosecutor for authorization of charges.
Upon investigating the incident, Oak Park officers determined there was a physical altercation that took place between the victim and another group outside of Oak Park High School following the game. It is alleged that the suspect pulled a handgun and fired it multiple times, with shots striking the victim.
The victim is an Oak Park Schools NOVA Academy student and not a resident of Oak Park. The suspect does not attend Oak Park Schools and is not an Oak Park resident.
“Friday night’s incident is tragic and unnecessary. The support of Oak Park remains with the victim, their family, and the entire Oak Park Schools community” said Oak Park City Manager Erik Tungate. “In Oak Park we continuously work to create safe environments for our children and our residents and their families. I am proud of our Oak Park Public Safety team for their diligent work on this. The City of Oak Park, and its employees, remain committed to creating a safe community for all.”
“Our officers responded swiftly and were able to detain a suspect in this terrible incident,” said Oak Park Public Safety Director Steve Cooper. “Our priority is always the safety of our community and we will continue to work closely with Oak Park Schools, and all other districts within the City of Oak Park, to ensure the highest safety for all.”
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