Dowagiac Police arrest subject for firing several shots into vehicle

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CASS COUNTY, Mich. – Shots fired at a vehicle bring Dowagiac Police to arrest one subject

On Wednesday, January 6, at approximately 5:15 AM, police were dispatched to the Baymont Inn on Amerihost Dr. in Dowagiac due to several shots being fired.

Once officers arrived to the scene, they located a vehicle with several bullet holes through the hood of the vehicle, but no one else was around.

According to police, officers did not gain much information about the incident from the hotel, and they were unable to locate the registered owner of the vehicle at the time.

Dowagiac Police impounded the vehicle for further investigation.

The police were able to contact the owner of the vehicle, a 25-year-old female from Dowagiac.

According to police, the female and her boyfriend got into an argument and pulled into the Baymont Inn parking lot to continue it .

During the dispute, the female showed a handgun she was carrying.

She did not threaten her boyfriend at the time, but said she was going to shoot the vehicle the two were driving, making it unusable, according to police.

The boyfriend took the gun from the female and shot the vehicle in the parking lot.

The two fled on foot, and officers were able to recover the handgun used at the scene.

The male subject is currently on parole for an armed robbery charge.

Dowagiac Police arrested the male subject, 26, for Felon in possession of a firearm, Unlawful discharge of a firearm, and two counts of felony firearm.

He is currently lodged at Cass County Jail for the following charges as well as a parole detainer for violating his parole.

The suspect’s name is withheld pending his arraignment in Cass County District Court.

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