- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man charged in the shooting of a Ferris State University student at an off-campus apartment in February has pleaded no contest to assault and weapons charges.

DeCory D. Downing is scheduled to be sentenced June 9 and is being held on $200,000 bond. The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1i09eBK ) the 21-year-old from Macomb County pleaded no contest Monday to two counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon and having a firearm in a felony.

A no contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing. Downing originally faced 17 charges, including attempted murder, in the Feb. 1 shooting.

The university has said that Downing wasn’t a Ferris State student. The victim was treated at a Grand Rapids hospital and released.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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