Man charged with attempted murder in shooting

Comstock Township shooting
Police work at the scene of a shooting in Comstock Township (August 14, 2017).


COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man faces an attempted murder charge after a shooting near Kalamazoo early Monday that critically wounded one person.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Derr was charged Tuesday with assault with intent to murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearm, possession of meth and operating a meth lab.

Matthew Derr
Matthew Derr’s Aug. 14, 2017 mug shot from the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Authorities say the victim, Ryan Harrington, was shot multiple times. He remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday.

Deputies say they found Derr around 4 a.m. Monday at the corner of Sprinkle Road and East Michigan Avenue in Comstock Township. However, they believe the shooting happened somewhere else.

Derr is being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He’s expected back in court on Aug. 29 for a preliminary exam conference and again on Sept. 5 for a preliminary exam.