Authorities ID teen killed outside Muskegon Twp. bowling alley

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities have identified a 15-year-old who was shot and killed in the parking lot of a bowling alley Monday evening.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office says officers were dispatched to the Northway Lanes Bowling Center shortly before 7:00 p.m.

Emergency medical personnel provided treatment to the 15-year-old before he was transported to Hackley Hospital.  Authorities said the teen could not be resuscitated after being shot.

The prosecutor's office said the victim's mother was at the scene of shooting.  The victim has been identified as Davion Hewlett, a student at Muskegon High School.

Authorities say it appears Hewlett was at the bowling alley just prior to the shooting to participate in a driver's training class held inside a conference room at the bowling alley.

Although the investigation into the shooting is in its preliminary stages, the prosecutor's office says police are investigating Hewlett's death as accidental. Two people are in police custody following the shooting. A decision on possible charges is expected to be determined within the next 24 hours.

The prosecutor's office says shortly after the shooting, officers made contact with an armed individual walking away from the bowling alley who was chased into a residential neighborhood.  Authorities say the armed individual then pointed the firearm at himself for approximately one hour threatening to harm himself.  The prosecutor's office said police negotiators were able to convince the armed individual to lay down his weapon, taking him into custody.

Authorities say they're not looking for anyone else in connection to this shooting, adding there is no public threat following the incident.

A second individual was also taken into custody without incident following the shooting for review of possible unrelated charges.

Friends and family are holding a candlelight vigil honoring Davion Hewlett Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. located at 288 Amity Ave. in Muskegon.

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1 Comment

  • steve

    A sad situation, for sure. But for me, the larger question is not whether or not it was an accident. It’s what in hell were they doing with the gun to begin with?