Unarmed GVSU Student Shot During Drug Raid Arrested on Marijuana Charges


According to police reports, on March 11 Grand Valley State University sophomore Derek Kopp sold an undercover police officer 3.3 grams of marijuana for $60. The police then raided Kopp's apartment, at which point Deputy Ryan Huizenga mistook Kopp shielding his eyes from a police flashlight for brandishing a weapon, and shot the unarmed Kopp in the chest. The bullet pierced Kopp's liver, broke a rib, and punctured one of Kopp's lungs.

Apparently, a bullet in the chest and time in the intensive care unit wasn't punishment enough for selling three grams of pot. This week, a Michigan judge issued an arrest warrant for Kopp on the charge of delivery of marijuana. He'll be arraigned on Monday.