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Posted on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 12:42 p.m.

19-year-old accused of shooting man at party arrested outside Lansing hotel

By John Counts

A 19-year-old man police believe shot another man in the stomach at an Ypsilanti party Sunday morning was arrested outside a Lansing hotel Thursday.

Jared Douglas Marks, of Ypsilanti Township, was expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon on charges related to the shooting, according to a release from Ypsilanti police.

The Ypsilanti Police Department, working with the Michigan State Police First District Fugitive Team, got a tip Marks was in the Lansing area. He was subsequently arrested without incident coming out of a hotel.

Investigators executed a search warrant at the hotel room and located what they believe was the .38 caliber revolver used in the shooting.

Police brought Marks back to Ypsilanti for questioning. He was then held at the Washtenaw County Jail, where he will be arraigned, a news release said.

The victim, a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township man, remains hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

Police were dispatched around 1:50 a.m. Sunday to the 800 block of Green Road in Ypsilanti to investigate a report of shots fired, has reported. When police arrived, officers were told the victim had been transported to the hospital by friends.

During their investigation, officers learned the men got into a verbal argument at a party being held in one of the apartments. Police said the argument escalated until Marks allegedly drew a black revolver and fired a shot that struck the victim in the stomach, police said.

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Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 12:58 a.m.

Arraignment for Marks was scheduled for November 9th.....what happened? Was he released???? A number of tragic events have occurred recently in this area....just trying to stay informed.

Perry White

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 11:44 p.m.

"the men got into a verbal argument" As opposed to what other kind?


Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 1:43 p.m.

Texting argument?

greg, too

Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 3:42 a.m.

Physical? Theoretical? Psychic?


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 10:33 p.m.

Another fine example of the youth that come from Ypsi Twp


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 7:07 p.m.

Now did this 19 year old have a ccw? LOL...yes he was carrying a concealed weapon. Hope Ypsi does better than a2 in handing out slap on the wrist for this one...attempted murder, pre-meditated. Yep he knew in advance he was carrying with the sole purpose of shooting someone! Illegally as well.