Davenport shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous

Paul Christopher Howard
An undated mug shot of Paul Christopher Howard, provided by the Kent County Sheriff Department.

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are searching for a Lansing man wanted for a shooting at Davenport University.

The Kent County Sheriff Department says Paul Christopher Howard should be considered armed and dangerous.

He’s wanted on four felonies in connection the Oct. 23 shooting in South Hall, located on the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Caledonia Township.

Authorities say Howard was involved in a 2:30 a.m. fight including four non-students and two students that led to gunfire. One of the bullets went through a dorm wall, hitting a student not involved in the altercation.

Undated courtesy photo of Braden Michael Schrotenboer.
Undated courtesy photo of Braden Michael Schrotenboer.

The victim, Braden Michael Schrotenboer, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. The student has since been released, deputies say.

The non-students are believed to have been let into the residence hall by a student they were visiting. Public safety officials believe alcohol was involved in some way.

Authorities issued the warrant for Howard’s arrest Tuesday – the same day he turned 24 years old.  He’s wanted for discharging a firearm in a building, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and a second offense of felony firearm.

Anyone with information regarding Howard’s whereabouts is asked to call Kent County Sheriff Dispatch at 616.632.6357 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.