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Police Identify Possible Suspect In MSU Student Death

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Grand Rapids police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly skipped parole last month for assaulting and injuring a police officer.

That suspect is now being questioned in connection to the Jan. 31 shooting death of a 20-year-old MSU student.

Marqua McCoy, 19, wasn't arrested for the murder of 20-year old Dominique Nolff, but he's the now the prime suspect.

"We knew at the time we developed him as a suspect that he was a parole absconder so we worked closely with the marshals office out of grand rapids," said Lieutenant Scott Wriggelsworth, East Lansing Police Department.

It was the US Marshall's Office that spotted McCoy Tuesday night at what the supervisor believes is his mother's house and called Grand Rapids police to surround the home and take him into custody for violating parole.

Lieutenant Scott Wrigglesworth wouldn't comment on the nature of McCoy's visit to East Lansing in January, but he did say, "he had friendships with people in the area and that's why he was in the area during the homicide."

"It was late last week that we really started pinpointing, this is really looking like our guy," said Lieutenant Wrigglesworth. 

It took until Tuesday night to spot McCoy in Grand Rapids, but Lieutenant Wrigglesworth says he is just happy McCoy is off the streets. "It gives us a little time with him in custody, to dot our i's and cross our t's."

Lieutenant Wrigglesworth says they have a little more to do before the details are in place. At least McCoy isn't going anywhere right now.

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By Sari Soffer, 6 News Intern

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