Police: Man, 19, fatally shot in head in Muskegon

Ja-Mall Kitchens
An undated courtesy photo of Ja-mall Kitchens.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating following a homicide in Muskegon Wednesday night.

Authorities were called to the area of McIlwraith Street and E. Laketon Avenue, west of Getty Street, around 10:30 p.m. for a shooting.

Laketon Avenue, Mc Ilwraith Street, Muskegon, shooting
Police on the scene of the shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they found 19-year-old Ja-mall Thelonious Kitchens, of Norton Shores, lying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound to his head, according to a Thursday press release from the Muskegon Police Department.

Kitchens was taken to the an area-hospital where he died of his injuries, the release said.

The scene was cleared a few hours later.

The incident remains under investigation.

If anyone has information on the incident, please call the Muskegon Police Department at 231.724.6750 or Silent Observer at 231.722.7463.

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