Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Grand Rapids

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 04/05/2022, 3:27 PM
Edited: 04/08/2022, 3:34 AM

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Southeast Grand Rapids Monday morning. 

We're told the shooting happened while a Grand Rapids police officer was conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Griggs and Nelson SE.  just after 8 a.m. 

The Grand Rapids Police Department said an adult male pulled the vehicle over and got out of the car. 

According to the GRPD, the driver then ran from the scene and the officer chased him. 

The officer caught the man and a physical altercation occurred between the two that lasted several minutes.

The GRPD said during that time the officer fired his weapon, hitting the man. The man died as a result of his injuries. 

We're told the officer was injured but did not have to go to the hospital.

He's currently on administrative leave while an investigation takes place. 

The investigation will be handled by the Michigan State Police. 

According to the GRPD the vehicle that was stopped had a license plate that wasn't registered to it. 

"It is early in the investigation, so understandably, there are questions,” GRPD Chief Eric Winstrom said. "I am committed to providing information as transparently and quickly as the investigation allows. In addition to MSP’s investigation, this has been referred to our Internal Affairs unit for a full review. We are also working with the City’s Office of Oversight and Public Accountability.  In the coming days, I will be making efforts to reach out to the driver’s family, as well as the officer and his family as this was a traumatic event for everyone.”

Michigan State Police will review any body camera footage as well as camera footage obtained from private sources. 

The man who was killed has not been identified. 


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