(1-1-19) On December 31, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m.,  Officers from St. Joseph Township Police Department were dispatched to 2086 Colfax Avenue in St. Joseph Township regarding a shooting incident. Upon arrival on scene, officers found a male victim, identified as Tyrone Hassell III, a 23 year old male, who appeared to be gravely injured, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Hassell was treated at the scene and transported from the scene by Medic One Ambulance to Spectrum Lakeland Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Hassell was an active duty military member who was home on leave visiting family over the holidays.

The incident remains under investigation. No further details are being released at this time.

St. Joseph Township Police Department was assisted by Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, St. Joseph Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police, and the Berrien County Homicide Task Force.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the St. Joseph Township Police Department at (269) 429-6890, or Berrien County Crimestoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.