GRPD investigating body found in church parking lot

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Grand Rapids Police Department are investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found early Saturday in a church parking lot.

Police say the man’s body was discovered sometime around 6:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the International Fellowship Church, located in the 3700 block of Kalamazoo Ave, by a parishioner of the church.

According to police, the victim was shot in his chest.

While the victim’s name and the specifics of his death are still being kept private, Detectives are stressing that based on their initial investigation, the public is not in any danger.

Police say they are not looking for any suspects related to this incident.

The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team will be continuing their investigation.

Anyone with further information concerning this incident is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.

Check back with Fox 17 as more information becomes available.


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  • hank

    another upstanding person just charged last week with b/e of a auto and assault and resisting . saved the tax payers money on this one

  • ashamed realist

    Ok this is sick how ppl in the comments are commenting wtf is wrong with yall? What if he was just an normal everyday non-“thug” just in the wrong place at the wrong time? What if he was trying to help someone? All lives matter.

  • Prospectne

    The victim was 19 yr. old Tyler Wingfield. Tyler Wingfield was booked on 4 felonies last week at Kent County Jail. Apparently out on bail. At 19, also the also the baby daddy of a 3 yr old.
    One of those cases where staying in jail and facing the consequences of his actions may have been safer than paying for the consequences of his actions out on the street.
    His choice. At least taxpayers saved subsidizing his life the next 60 years and will only have one child to subsidize.

      • Realist

        My son is a productive member of society. He has a job. He pays his bills. He does not steal. He does not assault police officers. Therefore if this was to happen to him it would be horribly sad. Also he just happens to be black.

  • ressie

    Realist this young man was my friend son. No one is perfect. He matters. How dare you say that hurt ful comment. You wasn’t there to see his family nor his father heart broken. You didn’t see when they covered his lifeless body up. You are extremely heartless.