Homes searched near scene of officer-involved shooting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police were on scene Saturday night searching homes near where a Grand Rapids police officer shot at a suspect earlier in the day who later surrendered.

The officer shot at, but missed, the suspect who was later taken into custody Saturday afternoon. But a second suspect involved got away, police said.

Police later Saturday night confirmed to FOX 17 investigators returned to serve a search warrant at two homes. It was unclear if they believed the second suspect might be inside one of the homes.

The original incident happened around 2:35 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Henry Avenue SE and Worden Street SE.

While a GRPD officer was attempting to take a suspect into custody from an incident earlier in the day, the suspect turned around, showed a weapon and attempted to take it out of his pants, according to police.

The officer then fired once or twice, missing the suspect. The suspect was then taken into custody without incident.

The officer involved was not hurt.

Police were originally called to the scene after gunshots were reported in the same area at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Callers said one man was chasing after another man with a gun and may have fired a shot, but nobody was hurt.

GPRD then found the two men at Henry and Worden on Saturday afternoon. One of the men ran and the officer shot at the second man.

Police are still looking for the man who ran from the scene who they say could also be armed.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Michigan State Police. The officer who fired the shots has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

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5 comments

  • learnedmylesson25

    Just another “new normal” day in Grand Rapids.This ghetto behavior stretches from 28th st on the south to Alpine and Meijers on the north Walker and Leonard to the west and east up to Fuller and Leonard.The whole city is a playground for gang members,drug dealers and thugs.The West side has deteriorated to such a shocking state that someone who last visited 10 years ago,would be shocked to see Stocking looks like Division did then.Bridge St west of Stocking looks like southwest GR near Chicago Dr.You’d think you were in Mexico.And the crime continues to escalate,reported on the news or not.This isn’t the Grand Rapids I grew up in.

    • Old Bob

      I have to give the police department credit lately. The officers seem to have remember why they are on the streets and how to use their guns. We need to go back to stop and search, stop and search, and stop and search, to the point the thugs move on.