Honors Student Shot & Killed After Offering Ride to Young Teens in Michigan

Credit: GoFundMe

A family from Battle Creek, Michigan, is seeking justice for their 17-year-old son, Jack Snyder, who was allegedly shot and killed by two young teenagers after offering them a ride.

On the night of February 17, Snyder picked up a 13-year-old and 14-year-old who were walking in below-freezing temperatures. Battle Creek Police Department Sgt. Chris Rabbitt told Fox News Digital that the suspects had "evil intent" and shot Snyder twice in a failed attempt to carjack him.

Snyder, an honors student at Battle Creek Central High School, was found dead in the road next to his vehicle.

The two suspects were seen in Snyder's car before fleeing the scene. Authorities have since arrested the suspects and charged them with felony murder, carjacking, and firearms charges.

The 14-year-old pleaded not guilty but was denied bond during his arraignment. The 13-year-old was charged with open murder and carjacking.

Snyder's family has described him as a good kid who loved soccer, was involved in the American Red Cross and Link Crew, and had hopes of attending Grand Valley State University.

He leaves behind his parents, two sisters and a brother, paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother, girlfriend, and close friends.

The Battle Creek Firefighters IAFF Local 335 has asked neighbors to look at their security camera footage to assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile, Snyder's family has started a GoFundMe campaign to seek justice for their son. The campaign has raised nearly $27,000, surpassing its goal of $8,000.

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