Father of Murder Victim Speaks Just Hours After Killing

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TWIN LAKE, Mich. — Gary O’Green was just 21-years-old when he was shot dead outside a home in the 2300 block of McMillan in Fruitland early Saturday morning.

His father, also named Gary said that he’s in shock.

“My oldest son called me, I don’t know maybe 4:30 a.m., I really don’t remember. Of course he was pretty upset. I couldn’t understand him. His girlfriend had to take the phone from him and talk to me and said that there had been a shooting and my son had been shot and it wasn’t good,” said O’Green.

O’Green said that the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office told him that his son was shot along with three of his friends.

“They were at a party and these kids showed up, and were denied entrance to their party, and at some point in time they pulled a gun out and started shooting,” said O’Green.

O’Green said his son was living at the home where the shooting happened.

Gary O’Green’s family says he was a star baseball player at Reeths-Puffer High School where he graduated in 2011.

“An awful special kid, did a lot of joking. He’s 21-years-old, trying to be a man. We’d butt heads once and awhile. Father and sons do that, but that stuff never lasted long and he wanted to spread his wings.” He continued, “Great kid. I mean he was a great kid. We’d fish together, we’d hunt together. I love all three of my boys, but me and him are pretty close the last few years because he stayed with me a lot of course,” said O’Green.

O’Green wants those responsible for killing his son to be put behind bars for life and hopes an arrest is made soon.

“If you are going to go out and take a man’s life, then you ought to pay with your own life. I think there is too many bleeding hearts now days. They want to blame this stuff on guns. I’ve always been pro-guns, still am, and they are a tool and when put into the wrong hands, this is what you get,” said O’Green.

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