Middleville grad dies after shooting near MSU

Dominique Nolff (Courtesy Photo)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD)– A Thornapple-Kellogg graduate has died after a shooting near Michigan State University’s campus Friday night.

The victim’s name is Dominique Nolff, according to the man’s family. Family gathered at the hospital and took Nolff off of life support Saturday. They worked with doctors to donate Nolff’s organs.

The Middleville man was a student at Michigan State University.

24 Hour News 8 sat down with Nolff’s father, mother, brother, and close friend.

“He was a good kid, it’s sad that his life had to go so soon. He will be missed, said Tommy Bouie, the man’s father.

“I will always be proud of him,” said Melissa Nolff Hurt, the mother of the victim.

Nolff was one of two victims in the Friday night shooting. A shooting police said does not appear to be random. The second victim, 20-year-old student from Grand Haven, was treated and released from the hospital.

Friends identified him as Corbin Holwerda. He posted this on Twitter:  “Of the hundreds of people who have reached out to me and offered their help, I want to thank all of you again because you’ve helped me alot” (sic).

The shooting happened at 8:45 PM Friday in the 200 block of Cedar Street in East Lansing’s Cedar Village, near where riots have occurred in the past following major sporting events.

Police on scene of shooting near Michigan State University. (Photo courtesy WLNS-TV)
Police on scene of shooting near Michigan State University. (Photo courtesy WLNS-TV)

In an early Saturday morning news release, investigators said the suspect they are looking for is a man between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing tan pants, a black coat, and black shoes or boots.

There are no reports that the shooting has impacted the activity at the campus.

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