Grand Rapids Police cruiser struck by bullet while parked at Grand Coney

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police are conducting a thorough investigation after one of their cruisers was struck by gunfire early Wednesday morning.

It happened at around 3:30 a.m. at the Grand Coney restaurant located at Michigan and Eastern NE.   Police at the scene tell us the cruiser was parked while officers were on lunch and no one was in the vehicle when it was struck.  When officers returned to the cruiser, they noticed a bullet hole in the rear passenger-side window.  The bullet lodged near the rear hatch.  Officers say they did not hear the shot and no one called police to report shots fired in the area.

Police have spent the early-morning hours combing the area with multiple officers and K-9 units, searching for any evidence of where the bullet came from.  Their investigation included a meticulous search of a multi-story building that is near the scene.  At this time, there have been no shell casings located.

"The fact that an individual would fire a gun into a police car is disturbing," said Sgt. Terry Dixon in a press release.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3406 or anonymously contact Silent Observer.

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8 comments

  • Fun facts

    Suspects description are at least 1 black male between the ages of 16 and 33. With possible connection to black females who also don’t work , but fixing to find work some day especially once minimum wage is 15 an hr… Then they still won’t work, since a job means showing up for work every day actually working and being polite

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    • Lucy Brundricks

      You know what gets me angry about that?
      GR had the opportunity to hire a police chief with deomonstrated experience implementing and running a successful community policing strategy in a city the same size as GR. Instead, we hired the guy who had “connections” to people in our city. This is a direct result of that mistake, and now we have to deal with the very real possibility that it is too late for community policing to be an effective option for us. Grand Rapids is heading down the same road as St.Louis, Chicago, and Detroit. Which shouldn’t be a surprise I suppose. After all, it is the Detroit refugees here in GR which are causing 95% of the problems.

      • Jennifer C.

        That is a fact! Without community policing you don’t get cooperation from the neighborhoods because you are not making a visible and direct investment and contribution to the people who live there. Without the public’s cooperation and support, you might as well call the National Guard now because you will be unable to fight crime in those areas. Not hiring Finley as chief of police was the dumbest mistake this city has made since laying out the downtown street grids.

  • Commonsense

    Too many people in city hall kissing butt. The people who should have been considered for chief, weren’t. Most of them have or will retire due to company/city politics. Time to get rid of the biggest problem, the weasel in the city managers position.

  • Commonsense

    And, once again, shows the lack for those in blue. But, we have to be politically correct and hold certain hands who have no personal responsibility.

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