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Person of interest arrested in Saginaw’s 13th homicide this year

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Balloons and flowers are now on the corner of the home where the 43-year-old Saginaw man was killed Tuesday night. (Photo credit: Amanda Chodnicki)

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Police said a person of interest in the killing of a 43-year-old Saginaw man Tuesday night is now behind bars.

The shooting took place in a home on the corner of Collingwood and Morris in Saginaw.

Police said this marks the 13th homicide in the city just this year.

The victim, Shermein Cooper, was a father, a son, a husband and a friend to many in the community.

Lt. Dave Kaiser with the Michigan State Police said witnesses described a person of interest in Cooper's death and the Bridgeport Police found a 28-year-old who matched the description in the Birch Park Area.

He was detained and then arrested on unrelated charges.

Anyone with information should call Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant Jim Bush at 989-759-1605 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.

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