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1 Suspect In Custody, 1 Wanted In Albion Shootings

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Brian Bradley - WANTED Brian Bradley - WANTED
James Kimple James Kimple

A man killed this weekend in Albion was a father of newborn baby.

He died in one of two shootings, just blocks apart in Albion. The first happened in the 100 block of East Cass Street Friday night. The second happened two blocks away Sunday afternoon.

Monday, friends and family gathered around a makeshift memorial to honor Juan Riddle, a man they say became a father just weeks before he was shot and killed Friday night.

"His mom called me and said he had been shot, you don't grasp it because you don't get a call like that all the time. It's a shame it ended the way it did," said Librado Garza, Riddle's uncle.

Police say the suspect, James Kimple, turned himself in. He was arraigned Monday on murder charges.

"The victim and the shooter knew one another, they had been having an ongoing feud for some time. The suspect probably got fed up with what was going on and decided to bring a gun with him the next time they ran into one another," said Chief Scott Kipp, Albion Department of Public Safety.

Just two days later, Sunday night, a 20-year-old Albion man was shot only two blocks away from the first shooting.

"Police were actually walking out of the station and heard gunshots, a detective immediately went to his car and saw a car flee," said Kipp.

Police say the suspect in Sunday night's shooting is Brian Bradley.

Police are asking for help to try and catch him. @

"We believe he is in the Lansing area, I know he used to live and work there in the past," said Kipp. 

Authorities say Albion hasn't had a homicide case in years and police are confident these cases aren't connected and don't pose a danger to people in the town.

Police say the victim of the second shooting on Sunday is still hospitalized. He was still in serious condition as of Monday evening.

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