February 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

Person of interest in MSU shooting death arrested on parole violation in Grand Rapids

Marquay Shaquille McCoy )

A person of interest in the shooting death of a Michigan State University student was arrested Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, according to police.

Grand Rapids police responded to the 800 block of Temple Street at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving information from the U.S. Marshals Service that a parole absconder and person of interest in a double shooting in East Lansing was staying in the area with relatives, Capt. Eric Payne said.

“We had our crisis negotiators there, and our officers secured the perimeter,” Payne said. “We made an announcement for anyone inside the home to come out.”

A 19-year-old man, Marquay Shaquille McCoy, came out and surrendered to the Special Response Team. McCoy is being held in the Kent County Jail.

McCoy was on parole after pleaing guilty to assaulting a police officer causing injury in October 2012.

“Right now, he’s only being charge with a parole violation,” Payne said early Wednesday morning. “But East Lansing police have interest in him in connection with their homicide, and I suspect they are looking at evidence as a part of their ongoing investigation.”

Two weeks ago, authorities released surveillance photos of a man suspected in the shooting death of Dominique Nolff, a Michigan State University student.

The photos show the suspect arriving at the Cedar Village complex in East Lansing and leaving.

Nolff, 20, of Middleville was shot multiple times Jan. 31 and died at a Lansing hospital. His 20-year-old roommate from Grand Haven also was shot. He was treated at the hospital and released. His name was not released.

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