Map Of Deadly Shootings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Here is a map of the deadly Grand Rapid’s shootings from late last year until now.

FOX 17 News has been following these crimes.

Here are the stories, linked to these locations:

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/18/mother-of-nine-shot-and-killed-friday-night/

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/15/mother-found-shot-young-son-likely-witnessed-killing/

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/17/details-emerge-on-arbor-circle-double-murder-suicide/

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/20/family-social-media-showing-connection-between-gr-murder-victims/

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/31/victims-family-doubts-christmas-shooting-was-self-defense/

http://fox17online.com/2012/12/30/family-describes-scene-after-dickinson-street-murder/

http://fox17online.com/2013/01/09/victim-identified-in-deadly-shooting/

http://fox17online.com/2013/01/14/man-found-shot-to-death-on-sidewalk/

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8 comments

  • JEFF

    Its map time….Maybe the police should get out of there cars and walk the beat and show that they are willing to do there jobs instead of sitting in cars at 7-11's and gas stations.All the crooks know where they sit for hours so they just break the law around them.

  • Marianne

    Jeff, that's not how it works. I went on a ride along with an officer and they are overworked and understaffed. Every single call they get, they have to write a report, regardless if anything or anyone is found or there. That's the sitting around part. If they have a OUI, they have about 2-3 hours of report ahead of them too. I rode in "north" which is the largest area geographically. There were less than a half a dozen officers for that whole area on a Friday night. Shootings will happen regardless if they are "walking the beat." The concept of walking the beat is antiquated and not useful. Community policing is what is necessary with cutbacks. The community needs to be the eyes/ears and report things. The witnesses need to come forward and I'd wager in MOST murders, they don't, out of fear. Do yourself a favor and pick up the book called "The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic" by William Bratton. It's a fantastic read.

    • Jon doe

      I don't believe that's what they do when they're just sitting there. Because I've personally seen them just chilling in the Neland Christian Reformed Church parking lot. Doing absolutely nothing. And its not just 1 or 2 cop cars. It'll be a few of them out there. Hell they're more business with traffic violations than they are with real crimes. I had to get my new born baby, and family food to eat. And I was surrounded by cops when I got back home with guns drawn me. All because I forgot to put the temp tag in the rear mirror. And yet the day after christmas when some lunatic tried to gun me down on eastern and griggs. GRPD couldn't care less.. In fact they accused me of being a drug dealer

  • Jaimie

    I agree with Jeff. I think we need to be more involved in this community and that includes police protection. What happened to the days when police were helpful and known as the good guys? Now days everyone knows they won't really be around when you need them to be, especially in Grand Rapids. We definitely need to be more aware of what is going on around us and juveniles need harsher punishment too! They know they can get away with things when they are young and that mentality continues into early adulthood as well. Aren't most of these criminals commiting these crimes young adults?

    • Anonymous

      Jaimie,

      Based on academic research of the criminal justice system, you could not be more incorrect. Marianne hit the nail on the head. Like most things in America, we want & expect more of law enforcement personnel while expecting to pay less.

      You get what you pay for and with tightening budgets police departments are not "getting paid."