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Murder suspect arrested almost 8 months after 15-year-old high school freshman fatally shot in Michigan: Cops

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Source: Kent County jail; MEGA

Jan. 19 2022, Published 7:45 p.m. ET

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A Michigan teenager is accused of the fatal shooting of a high school freshman last spring.

Grand Rapids police arrested 18-year-old Khavaree Nash, and on Jan. 18, he was charged with the murder of Ju’Qwon Calvin, 15.

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On May 29, 2021, Ju’Qwon Calvin, 15, was killed just before 5 a.m. in Grand Rapids. Police believed the incident was the result of an altercation, WOOD-TV reported.

“We had got a call that Ju’Qwon had got shot and when we got to the scene, he was there with a white sheet over him,” his mother, Lucrecia Braylock, told the station.

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“This senseless murder of a young man with so much life ahead of him is absolutely intolerable in our community,” Grand Rapids Police Department Chief Eric Payne said at the time, calling the deadly shooting “nothing short of a tragedy.”

Following the murder, Calvin’s parents insisted their son was a good student and strong athlete who avoided getting into trouble, and they believed he was set up after his friends called him to hang out, WOOD-TV reported.

In addition to the open murder charge, Nash was being held without bond on counts of possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed weapon, and reckless use of a firearm causing death.

The suspect was already being held at Kent County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges, police said.

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