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Battle Creek Michigan - Police arrest three teens in Cliff Street shooting toddler death 23 September 2022 ( news )
Battle Creek , state Michigan ( By Press Release office)
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Battle Creek Police have arrested three Battle Creek young people in their mid - to late - teens in the murder of 2 - year - old Kai Turner .
Thanks to work by Battle Creek Police and other law enforcement agencies , and the cooperation of the Battle Creek community ( including multiple helpful tips through Silent Observer ) police identified the three suspects . Police believe they are responsible for the early Tuesday morning drive - by shooting on Cliff Street .
Police will submit open m......urder and firearms charges to the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office on all three suspects . They are now at the Calhoun County Jail and Calhoun County Youth Center .
Police executed multiple search warrants in the city on Thursday . Those searches resulted in police recovering guns , ammunition , and other property they suspect was used in the murder .
At about 2:20 a . m . Tuesday , officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Cliff Street , and found that 2 - year - old Kai Rowan Turner was shot . He died at the hospital from his injuries .
The investigation found that a dark - colored SUV drove past , and someone fired multiple rounds into the home . Kai was the only person injured . Police believe Kai’s family was not the shooter’s intended target .
Tuesday afternoon in the area of Wagner Drive , police found the black Audi Q7 they believe was used during the shooting . The car was stole from West Columbia Avenue last Sunday , Sept . 18 .
Battle Creek Police appreciate the help from our fellow law enforcement agencies in arresting these suspects , especially the Michigan Department of Corrections - Probation and Parole , and the Detroit Area Michigan State Police Fugitive Team .
We appreciate the community’s help in this case , and hope the suspect arrests help bring a measure of solace to Kai’s family , as they work through their unimaginable loss .
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