Suspect charged in Nerredia St. homicide

FLINT TWP. — Martenza Xavier Thompson, 22, of Flint, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Thomas Martin Stauffer, 40, of Flint.

The incident took place in Flint Township on Jan. 12 at 6:35 p.m. when officers from the Flint Township Police Department were dispatched to 2365 Nerredia St. for a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel attempted to revive the victim, later identified as Stauffer, who was ultimately transported to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Thompson was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 13 in the 900 block of Knapp Street. The charges against Thompson are one count open murder; one count felony murder; one count armed robbery; one count possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and one count felonious assault.

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