Details Emerge On Arbor Circle Double Murder-Suicide

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 27-year-old man shot and killed two women, then took his own life in a counseling center parking lot Monday morning, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD).

GRPD Chief Kevin Belk says the man and one of the women had just finished a counseling session at Arbor Circle, located on Ball Street on the northeast side of Grand Rapids.

The three people were in a van in the parking lot when the man allegedly shot two women, ages 21 and 31, before turning the gun on himself.

Police responded just after 11:00 a.m.

The women were dead at the scene. The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The names of the victims were not released, pending notification of their families.

Monday’s shooting makes it five gun-related deaths in Grand Rapids in the past four days.

Belk knows there’s a growing gun problem in his city.

“Obviously, there are too many guns in society that are out there,” he says. “We’re dealing with them regularly. The majority of the time we’re dealing with illegal guns – guns that are possessed by people that shouldn’t have them, registered to them, people that have felony records.”

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8 comments

  • 2013worldseries

    What is the deal? Are there that many crazies among us? What makes people think this is the only answer. My condolences to the loved ones with connection to this tragedy.

  • Cathy

    O.K. I'll ask it… this couple had just finished a counseling session? Does this reflect the quality of counseling at the center? Did the guy have a gun with him in the counseling center? Maybe they need metal detectors there as well. And this center is located just up the street from the Kent County Jail. Ironic.

    • Amber

      Cathy, as a former client from Arbor Circle, I can say that this does not reflect on the quality of the services provided. Some people unfortunately act out like this. But higher security might be a good idea in several places.

  • Carl King

    lady for many years over time we lost touch but the love was still the same she will truly be missed!!!! My prayers go out to the family!! Quiana will always be my little sister!!! Ive know this wonderful young

  • FATTOEKNEE

    NO NOT GUNS!!!! MENTAL F@#$*ING!!!!!! HEALTH EVERYTIME I SEE SOMEONE CHOKIN ON A SANDWICH I DONT SAY DAMN THAT BOLOGNA IS GETTING STRONG I SAY SLOW DOWN AND QUIT EATING THAT FAST ITS SOOO UNFAIR THAT YOU GUYS ARE QUICK TO BLAME GUNS MAYBE HE WAS THERE FOR COUNSELING AND PEOPLE WHO ARE EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED SHOULD HAVE THER GUNS TAKIN AWAY FOR A PROBATIONAL PERIOD UNTIL DEEMED FIT TO RETURN EM