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Oakland County ME releases name of Novi shooting victim

Following an autopsy Friday, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of the young black man gunned down Thursday night outside a Novi apartment complex. The victim was identified as Joe-Von Meshawn Cole, 22.

Novi police received several ‘shots fired’ 911 calls at about 10:50 p.m. last night from residents of the Saddle Creek apartments on Sagebrush, off Novi Road, near 9 Mile Road.

Responders found a young man’s body outside a building. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Novi police processed the scene with the assistance of the Michigan State Police.

Police do not have anyone in custody, or any suspects, but did opine that their investigation showed the victim was probably targeted.

The victim’s name was withheld until after today’s autopsy. The Medical Examiner also said that the victim died from multiple shots to the torso.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the Novi police department at (248) 348-7100.