Muskegon Heights basketball player, 17, killed hours before honors banquet

Muskegon Heights basketball player, 17, killed hours before honors banquet

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Muskegon Heights basketball player, 17, killed hours before honors banquet

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MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot just a few hours before he was to be honored at a high school sports banquet in western Michigan.

Two people are in custody in the death of Marquis Gresham, who was a junior at Muskegon Heights Public School Academy and a player on the basketball team.

Muskegon Heights police Chief Lynne Gill tells the Muskegon Chronicle there was a disturbance before the shooting late Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say multiple shots were fired from a vehicle.

Classes at the high school have been canceled until Monday, although the school will be open Friday for people to talk to counselors.

Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross says Gresham was “becoming a student leader and transforming into a role model” for other students.

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