MI 14-Year-Old Shot Dead Saturday Morning At Holland Hampton Inn, 23-Year-Old Suspect On The Loose

HOLLAND, MI. (THECOUNT) — Troy Wells Jr. has been identified as the Michigan teen shot dead at a Hampton Inn in Holland Saturday morning.

“T.J.” Wells, 14, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in a deadly shooting occurring just after 12:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Felch Street Hotel.

Authorities say they have issued a BOLO for suspect or suspects involved in the fatal incident. A felony warrant has been issued for Claudio Estrada Jr., 23, of Holland, on charges of open murder and felony firearms, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to calls of shots fired at the Holland Hampton Inn, located at 12427 Felch St, in Holland, MI.

Upon arraial, police found Wells suffering from gunshot injuries.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Police believe there were two groups hanging out Friday night when a fight broke out leading to the death of the teenager. The shooting is believed to be gang related, but deputies are still investigating to what extent, and say that the scene is still active, reports Fox17Online.

Estrada is still being sought. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any possible information on the case should contact police at 911 immediately.

Geo quick facts: Holland is a city on the shore of Lake Macatawa, in Michigan. The much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse stands by the channel that connects this lake to Lake Michigan. Nearby, the beachfront Holland State Park shelters deer and migratory birds. Windmill Island Gardens is home to De Zwaan, a centuries-old windmill. May’s Tulip Time Festival, recalling Holland’s Dutch roots, sees tulips blooming all over the city – wikipedia.

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Arthur Holland fulfilled his dying wish yesterday after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Val Cowen, whom he fell in love 50 years ago.

Cowen, 64, said she she first met Holland, 69, in 1965, when he asked her to dance. After that the two dated but the relationship only lasted nine months.

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“The first time when I broke it off I think I just got bored,” she said laughing. “It’s the only way I can put it. I was so young you see, you want to spread your wings. I wasn’t taking things so seriously then.” Continue reading


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Russians also think that dispatchers ordered the plane to descend just before the crash. Did we mention that the plane had been recently re-insured?

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If you ask Russians, the crash of MH17 was all part of an American conspiracy to provoke a big war with Russia. Continue reading

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A 52-year-old woman hiking in France was devoured by vultures after tripping and falling down a 300m cliffside. It happened in front of her shocked friends on Pic de la Pista, in southern France, gendarmerie Major Didier Pericou told The Times of London.


“There were only bones, clothes and shoes left,” after the vultures got to her, Pericou said. “They took 45 to 50 minutes to eat the body. It is established that she died in the fall,” he said. “When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realising what they were doing.”

The incident has sparked a campaign against the birds, known as Griffon vultures. French farmers complain of the vultures attacking livestock since new regulations have forced breeders to burn the bodies of dead animals, depriving the Griffon population of their normal diet. UPI Continue reading