Shooting at Berrien Homes apartments leaves one dead

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A deadly shooting taking place at the Berrien Homes apartments in Benton Harbor leaves one dead on Sunday around 3:16 am, according to the Benton Charter Township Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the area for reports of a large crowd partying and drinking. When they arrived, they cleared the crowd but could not find anyone injured, according to the report.

Dispatch informed the gunshot victim was transported to the hospital by someone in a car, officers said. When officers arrived at the hospital, the victim was pronounced dead after all life-saving measures were exhausted.

The victim has been identified at Damarco Scales, a 27-year-old from Benton Harbor.

Officers tried speaking to witnesses at the hospital, but received no cooperation, according to the report. At this time, there is no suspect for this case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Benton Township Police Department Public Bureau at 269-925-1135. You can also provide information anonymously through Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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