Buena Vista Township Man Arraigned in Shooting

A Marine Corps veteran is accused of shooting a man in Buena Vista Township.

Last Tuesday, police arrested 45-year-old Luther Shacks following the shooting in the 500 block of South 27th Street around 5:40 P.M. Police say Shacks was leaving his house in his vehicle when he got into an argument with a 31-year-old man walking along the sidewalk. Police say they don’t believe the two men knew each other, even though they lived just a few blocks apart. Shacks exited his vehicle and got into a physical altercation with the man, according to police, who say the suspect then pulled and handgun and shot the victim in the hand. Shacks claimed he was only trying to fire a warning shot, according to police. Police say the weapon was registered to Shacks.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Shacks is being held in the Saginaw County Jail on a $10,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing December 21.