Police release sketch of Grand Rapids rape suspect

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are looking for help in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault that happened last month.

The rape happened at about 1:30 a.m. December 28 in the 4200 block of Oak Park Drive SE, according to police. Police say the suspect pointed a handgun at the woman and raped her.  He then ran from the scene.

The suspect is described as a 21-23 year old black man, about 6’0″ tall and 160 lbs.  He has short, black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.  At the time of the assault, he was wearing a dark colored jacket with a hood pulled up, blue jeans, and possibly a larger-sized Nike shoe.  The gun was described as being a larger-framed black semi-automatic handgun.

Police have released the following composite sketch of the suspect.  Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3422, Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or message Grand Rapids police on their Facebook page.

Sketch from Grand Rapids Police

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  • Old Bob

    He should be easy to catch, I am sure the NAACP is going to get right on this. If they put 1/2 as much effort on this as they did a few weeks ago with Honeesty, he already in jail.

  • Clucko

    Is there any good reason that the sketch in this case wasn’t shown two weeks ago. FOX17 has a habit of putting sketches or photos on until any timeliness has been lost. The suspect has had plenty of time by now to alter his appearance, and the value of the sketch has diminished.