One dead, six hurt in Benton Harbor shooting

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 6:34 PM EDT
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - One man is dead, and six others were hurt in a shooting early Monday morning in Benton Harbor.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Ajay’s Lounge and A & D Liquor store in the 900 block of Pipestone Road just before 2:20 a.m.

When they arrived, they found that seven people had been struck by gunfire. They were all taken to the hospital.

Officers say Marlon Tyree Bowman, 19, died from his injuries. He appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

Bowman graduated from Benton Harbor High School in the Top 10 of his class in 2021, Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Andrae Townsel confirmed Tuesday with our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium.

“Our thoughts and prayers (go) out to his friends, family and the entire Tiger Nation,” Townsel said via text to The Herald-Palladium.

We’re also learning that Bowman was a wide receiver, running back and wore #24 for the Benton Harbor Tigers football team before graduating last year. He also ran track.

Photo of Marlon Bowman provided by his mother.
Photo of Marlon Bowman provided by his mother.(Family of Marlon Bowman)

Police say no one has stepped forward to give a statement as to what occurred during the shooting.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call D/Sgt Tyler Roots at (269) 384-9715. Benton Harbor Police are offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this incident.

Meanwhile, there will be a balloon release on Tuesday night at the Benton Harbor High School football field at 6 p.m. for Marlon.

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