Death on Grand Rapids’ west side determined to be a homicide

Straight and Chatham NW - Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police are investigating a death on the west side last week as a homicide.

Curtis Swift, Jr., 26, was found dead Friday, January 19, just before noon in a home on Straight Street NW.  Investigators say that he died from a gunshot wound.

No one else was in the home. An acquaintance of the victim had called police out of concern for his well-being.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345. You can also message the Grand Rapids Police Department on Facebook with tips and information.

 

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2 comments

  • learnedmylesson25

    Third homicide in that block in FOURTEEN MONTHS!!!That area is as bad as the Hall and Division area.Twenty years ago,this was Polish and quiet.Now,it’s diverse and dangerous.Thank you Mayor Bliss and Heartwell.And it will only get worse unless you change your priorities from low income housing to high income housing.Tear these blocks down and replace with new housing that Medical Mile doctors,technicians and nurses would want to move into.It’s the only way to turn the West side ghetto around.Detroit did it–so must Grand Rapids.

  • Danielle

    If Kent county hadn’t abused their own clairvoyant and allowed judges to break the law and violate the Constitution while abusing a sexual assault and attempted murder survivor, abduct her child and trafficked her…I bet she might have saw a vision on her walk past yesterday..but I don’t think she is going to help pieces of crap like the cops in this county. The Sherriff office and courts are so corrupt I don’t think she sees helping any of them out of a burning car worth the effort. Yeah I’m pretty sure she could see a cop get shot and still wouldn’t help them..prayers for the young man’s family.