Shooting victim identified as music lover, active church member

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Family members have identified 29-year-old Markese Boyd as the victim in a deadly shooting in Grand Rapids over the weekend.

Police say shots were fired in the area of Ionia Avenue and Shelby Street. Boyd was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Family members describe Boyd as a lover of music, saying he was active in area churches, adding that he will be greatly missed.

That shooting was one of two homicides in Grand Rapids over the weekend, and among a total of four shootings.

Police are calling the violence unacceptable.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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5 comments

    • Honesty

      It doesnt matter what time it is i leave and go to the grocery store at 1 and 2 am doesnt mean i should have my life took you people and ignorant

  • Yvette

    Often times most forget or do not want to take in consideration other reasons people may be out at 2am. Some could be getting out of work, running to the store for the kids or ill loved one, their shift to oversee a loved one could have been over, he could have been going to or from helping a young person from committing suicide, needed to talk to someone they trust and respected- he could have been out saving a soul. . When God sends you to be a blessing to someone- it might not be the right time if the watches of man….. Praying for his family & friends. Hopefully, info is giving so the family can have some sort of closure & understanding.

  • PW

    Before you start judging what he was doing or what he “could’ve been up to…”, just remember that it could have been YOUR loved one in his place. God bless him and his family, and may the witnesses of this horrific act due their duty and speak up. Give this man and his family the justice they deserve.

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