Ferris State shooter formally charged
The 20-year-old accused of shooting a Ferris State University student has been formally charged.
DeCory Demarco Downing was charged Monday with 17 felony counts including attempted murder, assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.
Police say Downing shot a student at an off-campus apartment complex Saturday. He was arrested later that night and is now in the Mecosta County Jail.
Police are still investigating and have also taken a woman into custody for questioning.
The Director of Safety at FSU says Downing has a long criminal record and is not a student at the University.
The victim, a man, was treated at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids and was released Saturday evening.
The shooting occurred around 4:15 a.m. Saturday at the Venlo Place Apartments in Big Rapids.