Suspect critical after being shot in chest by Kent County deputy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating after a deputy-involved shooting that critically injured a suspect early Sunday morning.

It happened Sunday around 4 a.m. in the 3800 block of Whispering Way

Captain Eric Payne, with the Grand Rapids Police Department, tells FOX 17 the shooting  happened when a deputy went to serve a search warrant and take two persons into custody.

The deputy was part of a multijurisdictional investigation in which several persons were arrested and in which several search warrants were executed.

The male suspect ended up getting shot in the chest by the Kent County deputy, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

The deputy was not injured, Payne said.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office also will be conducting its own investigation.

Below is a video of the press conference:

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7 comments

      • steve

        Where have you actually seen a situation where cops shot someone without asking questions? Show up at the wrong place, sure it happens. But to start shooting without questions?

        • Robert

          I read of a case a year or so ago, where police stormed the wrong home, and shot and paralyzed an innocent man. An attempt was made to cover the situation with an ‘internal investigation’ until independent media got involved.

          • steve

            And the cops never asked anything? Your opinion is based on at least second hand information. Unless you know it for a fact, I wouldn’t claim it to be true even if I wanted to.

          • Robert

            To be fair, all we have is second hand information in either case. Unless you’re saying that you were present during this particular shooting, in which case you are a witness.