GRPD: Suspect not in house near Garfield Park


3 3 FIRST AT 11 — AN HOURS LONG STANDOFF ENDS AS GRAND RAPIDS POLICE REALIZE THE MAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WAS NOT INSIDE THE HOME THEY SURROUNDED. IT STARTED WITH A SHOTS FIRED CALL NEARBY — THE LATEST IN A STRING OF SHOOTING INCIDENTS THAT HAVE IMPACTED THE SOUTHEAST SIDE THE PAST FEW WEEKS. 3 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S SARAH HURWITZ IS LIVE AT GRPD HEADQUARTERS WITH THE LATEST. 3 ALL CLEAR TONIGHT AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF ATTEMPTS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH WHO POLICE BELIEVED WAS THE SUSPECT INSIDE THAT HOME ON COLLINS, ONLY TO FIND… NO ONE INSIDE… 3 NATSWORDS OVER A MEGAPHONE HOPING TO MAKE CONTACT. NATSAS POLICE WORKED TO GET A MAN IN HIS 20S OUT OF A HOME IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF OF COLLINS AVENUE AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY FIRED FOUR TO SIX SHOTS DIVISION AND BURTON THIS AFTERNOON… AND THEN RAN INTO THIS HOUSE WHERE HE BARRICADED HIMSELF… SOT 10 SECONDS LAKELYNE PHILLIPS/NEIGHBORNEIGHBORS WONDERING WHEN THEY CAN RETURN TO THEIR HOMES… NATS (ARMORED CAR) AS THE STANDOFF CONTINUED… THIS CAPS OFF A VIOLENT STRING OF SHOOTINGS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS — ONE AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY OFF OF 28TH AVENUE, KILLING ONE, LEAVING EIGHT INJURED… THIS PAST THURSDAY – -THE GRANDMOTHER OF THAT VICTIM — CRITICALLY INJURED AFTER SHE WAS SHOT AT HIS MEMORIAL… JUST YESTERDAY — TWO SHOT AT A PRIVATE CLUB… SOT DIXONBUT NEGOTIATORS DEFINITIVELY WORKING TO BRING THE SITUATION TO A NON-VIOLENT RESOLUTION… 3 NO ONE WAS INJURED AS A RESULT OF THOSE SHOTS FIRED THIS AFTERNOON… 3 POLICE ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE WAS A TARGET OR TARGETS…

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