MUSKEGON, MI – A man wanted for the shootings of two people, including his ex-girlfriend who is in critical condition, has been arrested in Grand Rapids, police said.
Jaraun Render, wanted on an assault with intent to murder warrant, was apprehended around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Muskegon Police Capt. Shawn Bride.
Render is the suspect in the shootings of his former girlfriend, Linda Jamerson, 19, who is in critical condition, and Dajaun Edison, 26, who is in fair condition.
The shootings occurred in the parking lot of the Sunny Mart in the 1300 block of East Apple Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson has authorized a four-count warrant against Render. The charges include two counts of assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm.
Grand Rapids Police Capt. Geoff Collard said a federal task force tracked Render to a house in the 1100 block of Grandville Avenue SW. Collard did not know Render’s connection with residents of the house.
Grand Rapid police were called to assist federal authorities at about 2:30 p.m. Render came out of the house without incident almost as soon as police began giving commands outside the structure.
Collard said other people were inside the house and are being temporarily detained by police so they can be interviewed.
“It’s a good day anytime you can get someone who is violent and dangerous off the streets,” he said.
Jamerson’s three children who were with Render were the subject of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday afternoon that alerted people to be on the lookout for a burgundy Chevrolet Suburban Render was driving. The children, two of whom are Render’s, were found in a Grand Rapids home shortly after the alert was issued.
Render’s vehicle was found in Grand Rapids overnight Wednesday, Bride said.
It’s believed that Jamerson and Edison were inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Sunny Mart in the 1300 block of East Apple Avenue when they were shot , Bride said. It’s believed that the children were with Render in his Suburban when the shootings occurred, he said.
Police had had multiple contacts with Jamerson and Render, and quickly developed Render as a suspect following the shootings, Bride said.
Jamerson had obtained a personal protection order against Render in August. She had written in PPO petitions that he stalked her, threatened to kill her multiple times and beat her up.
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