Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting - WNEM TV 5

Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting

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BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Police have arrested a 31-year-old Saginaw man in connection to a deadly shooting in Buena Vista Township.

Around 3 a.m. on Sept. 17, police found a vehicle in a ditch near the intersection of 29th and Norman in Buena Vista Township.

The vehicle was connected to 26-year-old James Earl Smothers from Detroit.

Smothers was dropped off at a hospital where he later died from a gunshot wound.

The shooting happened in the same area the vehicle was found, according to Saginaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Boyd.

The suspect faces nine felonies including open murder. He faces life in prison.

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