13-year-old boy killed in shooting was Algiers college student

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A 13-year-old boy shot dead Saturday night in Kentwood was an Algiers middle school student.

The school principal, Bernard Colton, sent a letter to parents on Monday March 14, alerting them to the death and noting that a school crisis team would be available for pupils.

Jamarion McCuller was killed in a shooting that occurred just before 8 p.m. in the 3000 block of SE 29th Street. The area is close to Radcliff Avenue SE.

Related: Police identify Kentwood shooting victim as 13

Kentwood Police have released few details of the shooting. They arrested one person after the incident, but that person was released on Monday pending further investigation.

The school principal described McCuller as “smart, full of life, and a kind student who always had a smile on his face.”

“He brightened everyone’s day in Algiers with his magnetic personality. Jamarion will be greatly missed,” Colton wrote.

Colton’s letter advises parents on how to spot stress in students who may be struggling emotionally after death.

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