After fight, teen arrested for stolen gun

Damarco Mayhue. (Courtesy the Kent County Correctional Facility - April 3, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids 17-year-old was arrested Thursday after he was seen with a gun during a fight near a high school.

Just before 3 p.m., Grand Rapids Public School public safety officers from Central High School broke up a fight about a block away at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Lyon Street NE involving about 15 people, according to a release from the Grand Rapids Police Department.

One of those officers saw one of the people involved had a gun. The officer recognized the teen, though he is not a GRPS student. The GRPS officer then provided GRPD with the teen’s name and description.

GRPD officers soon took him into custody only a few blocks away in the area of Hawthorne Street and Eastern Avenue NE.

They later found the gun in a garage in the 100 block of Langdon Avenue NE, about a block from where GRPD found the teen. GRPD also learned the gun had been reported stolen to the Wyoming Police Department.

The teen told police he had taken the gun to the garage after the fight near the school, they said.

He now faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm.

Damarco Rashod Mayhue, 17, is being held in the Kent County jail in connection to the incident, records show.

GRPD says it will ask the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office to charge the teen suspect as an adult. Prosecutors should get the case Friday.

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