FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – One man is dead and three others were wounded by gunfire following an altercation at a Fruitland Township house party early Saturday morning, police said.
Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler said the shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. after a group of uninvited guests showed up to a house party in the 2300 block of West McMillan Road in Fruitland Township.
At least one male in that group was armed and fired into a crowd of people and shot and killed Gary Lee Ogreen, 21.
The others injured were: Nicholas Aaron Gifford, shot in the right thigh; Julius Scott Pamer, shot in the buttocks; and Cody James Sharlow, who was shot in the stomach and hip area.
Ogreen lived at the home with another friend. The others injured were friends of Ogreen’s, Roesler said.
A motive for the shooting wasn’t clear, but Roesler said it occurred after the shooter and his friends showed up to the party uninvited and were asked to leave.
FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 22-year-old western Michigan man to 30 to 65 years in prison for fatally shooting a 21-year-old man and wounding of three others outside a house party in Muskegon County.
Deontay Black-Wickliffe pleaded no-contest in July to second-degree murder, attempted murder and having a firearm in a felony.
Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks sentenced Black-Wickliffe on Thursday after rejecting his request to withdraw the plea.
Authorities say Gary Ogreen was killed following a fight with uninvited guests about 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 21, 2013, at his home in Fruitland Township, northwest of Muskegon.