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Suspect in gas station homicide arrested

A mug shot of Tahari Lamont-Greg Brags.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police announced Thursday afternoon they arrested a man in connection to the city’s second homicide of 2019.

Tahari Lamont-Greg Brags faces charges of open murder and carrying a dangerous weapon. He’s accused of killing 34-year-old Frederick Lardale Jewell.

Police say Brags was involved in a fight on Feb. 8 that left Jewell unresponsive in the BP gas station on the corner of Hall Street and Division Avenue. Jewell was pronounced dead at the hospital Feb. 9.

A Kent County Forensic Pathologist ruled the case a homicide on Monday.

Brags is expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

We’re working to learn more about the investigation.

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