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Broadway Park shooting suspect turns himself in

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- After several weeks of searching him, shooting suspect Elliot Coates turned himself in to the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety Monday morning around 10 a.m.

According to the Benton Harbor Police Department, on July 31st they responded to a shooting in Broadway Park.

One man was located at the park with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Another man was found on Lavette Street with a gunshot wound to the arm. The investigation revealed both had been shot at the park.

An arrest warrant was issued for Elliott Coates of Benton Harbor.

Tips lead officers to Battle Creek Michigan, Kalamazoo Michigan, Grand Rapids Michigan and Milwaukee Wisconsin.

And officers in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Milwaukee made contact with Coates' family members in an attempt to locate him.

On August 19 at 10 a.m., Coates turned himself in to officers at the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

He is being held on three counts of attempted murder and two firearms charges.

Coates is awaiting arraignment.

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