Shooting suspect arrested, Ferris State student released from hospital

20-year-old DeCory Downing has been arrested in the shooting of a Ferris State University student off-campus on Saturday, Feb. 1st. The student was treated and released from Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for shooting a Ferris State University student at an off-campus apartment complex Saturday.

Ferris State safety Director Bruce Borkovich says 20-year-old DeCory Downing has been charged with attempted murder and a felony firearm.

Burkovich says Downing has a long criminal record and isn't a student at the Big Rapids school.

According to the university's website, Downing was taken into custody late Saturday evening at an on-campus apartment in Finch Court. He is being held in the Mecosta County Jail. Police will continue to investigate the shooting while the suspect is in custody.

A woman has also been taken into custody and is being questioned by the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department.

Charges against the suspect are expected to be filed in the next 24 to 28 hours.

The man who was shot was treated at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids and was released Saturday evening.

The shooting occurred around 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Venlo Place apartments in Big Rapids.

Classes and activities on Ferris State's campus were canceled or suspended Saturday while police searched for the shooter.