Men’s basketball game moved to March 3 at Northwood following shooting


Western Michigan guard Josh Davis celebrates an 83-81 overtime win over Central Michigan on Feb. 20 at University Arena in Kalamazoo. 

UPDATE: James Eric Davis Jr., the shooter, was caught and put in custody just after midnight on March 3.

Central Michigan men’s basketball team was set to square off in the regular season finale against Western Michigan before a shooting took place on campus leaving two dead in Campbell Hall. 

The game was postponed and moved to 11 a.m. on March 3 at Riepma Arena on the campus of Northwood University. The game will be closed to the public, but family members of the athletes will be allowed. 

The suspect James Eric Davis Jr. is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. 

All members of the Central Michigan basketball team are safe and accounted for, a source told CM-Life

Davis Jr. is a black male, 19 years old, 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds, according to the police. He was last reported to have run on the railroad tracks towards North Campus. He is believed to still be in Mount Pleasant city limits. 

Last night, Davis Jr. was taken to a local hospital for a “drug-related type incident,” police confirmed. Police called the shooting as “a family-type domestic issue.”

CMU's game against its in-state rival Western Michigan was supposed to start at 7 p.m. on March 2. CMU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford announced the postponement on Friday at 12:23 p.m.

Earlier this season, on Feb. 20, the two teams faced off in Kalamazoo at University Arena. Western Michigan won in overtime, 83-81. 


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