Suspect Charged in Ionia County Shooting

Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler has issued charges against a 74-year-old Lake Odessa man. Richard Alan Harvey is accused of shooting an 83-year-old woman in the shoulder on the afternoon of Tuesday September 20th.

The woman was a volunteer who was passing out pamphlets when there was reportedly a verbal altercation, after which she was shot in the shoulder. The woman then drove herself to the Lake Odessa police department to report the crime before being admitted and released from the hospital.

Harvey was arraigned Friday on charges of Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Careless Discharge of a Firearm Causing Injury, and Reckless Use of a Firearm.