GR police ID murdered man; 1 arrested

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say they’ve made an arrest in the murder of a Grand Rapids man whose body was found on the city’s southwest side.

Officers Friday identified the victim as 54-year-old Barry Roger Cooper. Police found him in the 600 block of Letellier Street SW Wednesday afternoon. He was not breathing and had blood on his face, according to officers.

The Kent County Medical Examiner later determined Cooper died from a gunshot wound.

It’s unclear if Cooper knew his alleged killer.

Derin Michael Roy was arrested Thursday on one charge of felony homicide in connection to the shooting death of Cooper, according to Kent County jail records. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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