GRPD: Man who died following crash was shot

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a man discovered unconscious following a crash in Grand Rapids early Friday died after being shot.

The Grand Rapids Police Department told News 8 that just after 12 a.m., a crash was reported near the intersection of S. Division Avenue and Green Street on the city’s southeast side.

Responding officers found a driver with a gunshot wound in one of the vehicles. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His name has not been released while his family is notified. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the precise cause of death.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear. The person who reported the crash told authorities three cars were involved, but officers say they only found two cars at the scene, one of which was empty. Investigators are working to find out if a third vehicle drove off.

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD’s Major Case Team at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

The killing marks Grand Rapids’ seventh homicide of 2021.

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