Muskegon shooting suspect arrested in Grand Rapids

Jaraun Render accused of attempted murder and held on $5 million bond

Jaraun Render
Left: Police gather in the 1100 block of Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, where shooting suspect Jaraun Render (right) was arrested. (Nov. 16, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The suspect in a Muskegon shooting that sparked an Amber Alert for three children was arrested in Grand Rapids Thursday and jailed on a multimillion dollar bond.

Officers from multiple jurisdictions surrounded a home in the 1100 block of Grandville Avenue SW around 3 p.m. Within minutes, 22-year-old Jaraun Dequan Render came out peacefully and surrendered.

“It’s a good day. Anytime you can get someone who is violent, he’s willing to hurt individuals in the community, off the streets as part of an investigation, it’s a good day,” said Capt. Geoff Collard of the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Online Muskegon County Jail records show Render is being held on a charge of with assault with intent to murder and his bond was set at $5 million. Online court records show he’s also expected to be arraigned Friday on an improper license plate charge.

There were other people in the home where Render was found. It’s not yet known if any of those people will face charges.

Render was wanted in connection to a Tuesday evening shooting that critically injured 19-year-old Linda Jamerson and wounded her 26-year-old boyfriend, Dajuan Edison. Muskegon police said Jamerson was shot 12 times at close range. Police said she was unable to speak Thursday, but is recovering. Edison also is recovering.

“Hopefully we can bring a little bit of closure for the incident in Muskegon and the investigation will continue,” said Collard.

Officers Wednesday afternoon issued an Amber Alert for Jamerson’s three children, who are 16 months old, 2 years old and 3 years old. Authorities said the children were in Render’s SUV when he opened fire outside the Sunny Mart convenience store along E. Apple Avenue.

The Amber Alert ended about an hour later when a tip led officers to a home in the 900 block of McReynolds Avenue near 9th Street NW in Grand Rapids. There, officers found all three children, who were safe. A woman at the house said she was the children’s grandmother.

Muskegon County court records show Jamerson has a personal protection order against Render in effect until May 1, 2018.

Render’s only criminal record appears to be a May 2014 incident in which he was charged with burglary and resisting arrest. Only the resisting charge was adjudicated.