Shooting on West Auburn Road in Saginaw

The Saginaw Police Department and Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

Police were sent to 2700 block of Auburn Street, inside the Sheridan Park neighborhood, at 6:17 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Responders tried to give him emergency care but he later died at the scene from his injury.

Police identified the victim as Nasir Owens from Saginaw. TV5 has confirmed he was a Senior at Bridgeport High School and played baseball and football.

CLICK HERE to read a letter on his passing from the Superintendent

Tony Ladrig is a teacher and baseball coach at Bridgeport High School.

"Nas is just one of those kids. he comes in and had a 1,000 watt smile that would light up the room. A sweet kid with a good heart," said Ladrig. "We can't get enough kids like that."

Police took 15-year-old Naparion Riley into custody. He made his first court appearance today and is lodged at the Saginaw County Juvenile Center.

"It's just sad," said Passion Enoch, who knew Nasir Owens.

Enoch said Owens spent a lot of time at her house with her children.

"He was a very respectful young man," Enoch said. 

This is Saginaw's 15th homicide of 2018. A fact that leaves Enoch heartbroken. 

She said she can't understand why anyone would want to use a gun to solve a problem.

"Just pray for our kids because they have no value for life," Enoch said. "Like 15-years-old he don't know nothing about nothing. And he was 18. Hadn't even experienced life yet. I got sons. I'm afraid for my sons. I'm afraid for my daughters that's sad."

The suspect will be charged as an adult.

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