Niles Police investigating after man killed in shooting

Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 11:59 AM EDT
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NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Thursday night in Niles.

Niles City Police Officers were called just after 11:10 p.m. to the area of N. 6th Street and Ferry Street. When they arrived, they found evidence of a shooting.

A short time later, they received a report from a local hospital that a shooting victim had been dropped off at the emergency room. The victim, who was identified as Raquon Glenn, 26, of Niles, was transferred to South Bend’s Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Currently, no arrests have been made.

“26 years old, he was somebody’s baby,” said Pastor Bryant Bacon. “There’s a mother and a father that are devastated right now. And to think that this is the second time something like happened in this neighborhood within the past month, it’s even more disturbing.”

This fatal shooting comes less than a month after 36-year-old Farries Maxwell was found a block away on 7th Street with a gunshot wound and later died of his injuries.

DMF, or Dog Man Farries, named for his love of dogs, left behind a wife, two children, and two stepchildren.

His grandma, Lilly Maxwell, was set to hold the “Dare to Make a Difference” non-violence rally on 7th Street at 6 p.m.

Local leaders were set to speak on gun violence and bringing the community together near where Farries Maxwell was killed, but Police told Lilly Maxwell that the rally needed to be postponed due to the latest shooting death.

“I really want to appeal to our community and to our young people,” said Pastor Bacon. “Let’s stop this shooting. Let’s stop hurting one another. I know there are times that you have differences, but these differences shouldn’t result in somebody’s life coming to an end. I just really want it to stop. I don’t want to see more parents and grandparents have to bury their children at such an early age.”

Pastor Bryant Bacon had a message for the community and those perpetrating the violence.

“It’s going to take the community to come together,” said Pastor Bacon. “It’s going to take the people that are shooting the guns to realize how valuable the life they’re taking is, and then also how valuable their own life is. Because if you’re shooting guns at one another, you could possibly be the one to have been killed. You know, if you go to prison, you will lose your life because you will be locked up all of your life in prison.”

If you have any information regarding this shooting, you’re asked to call the Niles Detective Bureau at 269-683-0404, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP, or (574) 288-STOP. You can also text TIPNILESPD and your tip to: CRIMES (274637), or online at Tipsoft.com. All tips through Tipsoft remain anonymous.

Stay with 16 News now as we continue to follow this investigation.