Murder Suspect Arrested after 7 hour stand off with Grand Rapids Police

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – There was a heavy police presence, and the 900 block of Franklin St SE was shut down, for over 7 hours yesterday as a result of an incident at a nearby residence.

It all began following a high risk stop by Grand Rapids patrol officers where officers believed the vehicle contained a homicide suspect from this morning’s homicide in the City of Wyoming. The driver was taken into custody, but the suspect was not in the vehicle.

The follow-up investigation revealed that an occupant of that vehicle may have exited the vehicle just prior to the stop and entered a nearby home. The house was surrounded and GRPD personnel began critical incident procedures. GRPD Major Case Team, Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiator Team members responded to the scene and attempts to contact occupants in home began just prior to 11:00 am.

Two individuals exited the home when instructed to and were secured without incident. Commands continued into the home for several hours with no response. Just prior to 5:00 p.m., SRT members entered the home on a Wyoming PD search warrant, but no one was located inside. The scene was turned over to Wyoming PD and a majority of GRPD personnel were able to clear. Franklin St SE has now opened up to traveling motorists.