A suspect identified as David Algarin Jr., allegedly involved in two separate shooting incidents in Sturgis, has been declared dead.

Two shootings that might be connected are currently being looked into by authorities in St. Joseph County, Michigan.

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Who was David Algarin, Jr.?

David Algarin, Jr. was 30 years old. The Sturgis Department of Public Safety reported that officers went to a shooting incident just before 10:45 p.m. on Saturday at S. Centerville Road and South Street. 

The injured victim, a 39-year-old Sturgis woman, was spotted and immediately rushed to the hospital. She died later at the hospital after succumbing to her wounds. Law enforcement is still conducting an investigation in an effort to identify the offender and find any connections between the two shooting occurrences.

As reported by WOOD TV, Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office were requested to help with the case after the initial inquiry. They succeeded in identifying the shooting suspect, 30-year-old David Algarin, Jr.

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Deputies then went in search of Algarin at a house close to Carls Road on US-12 outside the city boundaries. They were distressed to find a second victim at the scene, a 61-year-old male who had also been shot to death.

Authorities did a thorough search for the suspect, David Algarin, Jr., while also continuing to gather information to piece together the sequence of events that led to these horrific incidents, as the issue has developed into a double shooting investigation.

The two shooting incidents may be related, according to the police. David Algarin, Jr., the suspect, is thought to be connected to both incidents.

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Algarin’s last known location was disclosed by law authorities as part of the ongoing hunt for him. His last known vehicle was a 1999 Honda CR-V in black with the Michigan license plate BUS661.