Police: Tiana Carruthers’ half-brother killed outside Holland business

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HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found shot dead in the parking lot of a business early Sunday morning.

Authorities identified the victim Sunday afternoon as Anthony Lamb, 22, of Muskegon.

Capt. John Wolffis told FOX 17 that Lamb is the half-brother of Tiana Carruthers, who was wounded but survived the Feb. 20 killing spree of Jason Dalton in Kalamazoo. Wolffis said a witness to the shooting told detectives that Lamb and Carruthers have the same father.

At 3:15 a.m. Sunday,  deputies responded to a  report of shots fired at the Hookah Lounge, located at 960 Butternut Drive in Holland Township. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered Lamb who'd been shot in the parking lot of the business. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Lamb's fiance,  Ymani Williams, says the family is in the dark with no one in custody.

"We just know he was visiting friends and family and an argument broke out," Williams said. "Knowing Anthony, he was trying to be a peacemaker and because that's his heart and that's the person that he is that's what happened."

Lamb leaves behind two children, a 3-year old and a 9-month old. His family says he was a loving and sensitive father who had a bright future ahead of him.

"He was my little brother, my baby, he was my joy, my heart and my world," said Angela Brown, Anthony's sister. "He was very strong willed, he cared about those in his circle, his friends, his associates. I feel like he laid his life down at a young age trying to protect someone else."

"Life is too short, way too short," Williams said.

With so many unanswered questions, Anthony's family has their hearts set on one thing: justice.

"We are seeking justice," said Lucille Turner, Lamb's grandmother. "I don't want this swept under the rug."

Police have yet to release details about a potential suspect or suspects.

Anybody with any information is being asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office or Silent Observer.

The family has set up a fundraising page to help with funeral expenses and financial aid for the family. You can donate by clicking here.

FOX 17s Rebecca Russell contributed to this report.

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