Benton Charter Township Police Department investigating deadly armed robbery

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Benton Charter Township Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that has left one dead and one injured on Wednesday night.

The robbery took place at the Briarwood Apartments just after 11:30 pm.

Witnesses say it started as an armed robbery and then heard gunshots. Two men were hit by the gunfire, according to the report.

Officers identified one of the men hit by the gunfire as 20-year-old Miquan Davis. Davis was in the passenger seat of a vehicle when he was struck in the chest by the gunfire.

The driver took Davis to the hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to officers.

The other victim was identified as 18-year-old James Parker-Hersey. He told detectives that he was standing outside when he realized he had been shot in the hip. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

Witnesses to the armed robbery reported seeing the suspects run off after the shooting, according to the report. The suspects got in a black four-door sedan and drove off.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Benton Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 269-925-1135. You can also anonymously submit a tip through Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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