Man arrested in Grand Rapids party shooting that killed 1, hurt 8

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Jokari Lowery (Photo from Kent County Sheriff's Department)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police say a man has been arrested and arraigned on charges stemming from the shooting of nine people at a party last October in Grand Rapids.

They said 20-year-old Jokari Dwayne Lowery was arraigned Wednesday for open murder, being a habitual offender and firearms charges. He’s being held without bond at the Kent County Correctional Center. His preliminary examination is set for Feb. 21.

Police say Lowery was taken in custody Tuesday during the execution of a search warrant in the 100 block of Sutton Street SW involving state police, the FBI and federal marshals.

The Oct. 9 shooting killed 21-year-old Juwan Boykin and injured eight other people. The shooting occurred at the party at the vacant Clearance Outlet on 28th Street.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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5 comments

  • j.s.

    Mama will say he is a good boy and never was in a gang or did drugs.
    Went to school and work each day and Sunday church.
    But always wondered where his Daddy was ??
    Soon he will be able to meet him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kiara Ballard

      you dont know his parents his mom or dad. First his mother doesnt go to church and fully aware of his character second his dad is not in jail and never been. Speak what you know not what you heard of.

  • A.J

    What does Black lives matter have to do with this young man being locked. He deserves it whether he was white, black or latino…..but hey All lives matter remember?