Man Killed in SE Grand Rapids, Bringing Homicide Count to 28 in 2020
Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in southeast Grand Rapids Thursday night.
According to GRPD, dispatchers received several reports of gunshots in the area of Eastern Avenue SE and Oakdale Street SE. around 10:30p.m.
When police arrived they found an unresponsive adult male in a vehicle. Despite life saving measures by the officers, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not released the identity of the victim, pending confirmation and notification of the family.
GRPD says that while the man appeared appears to have suffered a gunshot wound, an autopsy will be scheduled and the Kent County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (616) 456-3380 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or www.silentobserver.org.
This is the 28th homicide in Grand Rapids in 2020. Wood TV 8 reports that is more than 2018 and 2019 combined.