Names released in Ishpeming Shooting Death

Police have released the names of the victim and suspected shooter in an incident Friday in Ishpeming that left one man dead.

Jacques (Jack) Earl Carpenter, 52, of Ishpeming is charged with murder in the shooting that took place at 409 N. Second Street Friday afternoon. Ishpeming Police Chief Dan Willey says Carpenter was taken into custody at the scene without incident. He is being held without bond at the Marquette County Jail.

Willey says his office was contacted by an eyewitness to the shooting shortly before 1:00 p.m. Friday. The eyewitness went to the Police Station to report the incident. He was unsure of the address and had to lead the Officers to the scene at 409 N. Second Street.

Ishpeming Police, along with an officer from the Marquette County
Sheriff’s Department and a Michigan State Police trooper, went to the scene. They found a deceased man in the house who appeared to have been shot. The man was identified as 29 yr old David Scott Meyer, Jr.
Police say Meyer had recently been staying at the residence and was renting a room.

The Michigan State Police Crime lab was called in to process the scene
after a search warrant was obtained for the residence. The Crime Lab,
along with Ishpeming Officers, processed the scene and collected potential
evidence in the case. One item of evidence recovered was a handgun
believed to be the murder weapon.

In a rare Saturday proceeding, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the case today and charged Carpenter with:

one count of Homicide-Open Murder (Life Felony)
one charge of Unlawful Imprisonment (15yr Felony)
one count of Assault With A Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) (4 yr Felony)
one count of Weapons-Felony Firearm (2 yr Felony)

Police say the Open Murder and Felony Firearm charges have to do with the Meyer’s death. The Unlawful Imprisonment and Felonious Assault charges stem from Carpenter allegedly preventing the eyewitness from leaving after the shooting and from allegedly threatening the witness with the firearm if he went to the police.

The witness in this case stated that he was held against his will at the house by the suspect after the shooting. He was eventually able to leave the house and contact police. The name of the witness is not being released at this time.

It is believed that Carpenter and Meyers were having an argument before
the shooting. Willey says information is not going to be released at this time about the details of the argument.

The Ishpeming Police are continuing to investigate this incident, with assistance from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police Crime Lab, Ishpeming Township Police and the Negaunee Police Department.

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