GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say a man who was in critical condition has died after being involved in a shooting on the city’s southeast side.
Authorities said the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Miss Tracy’s Liquor Store on Franklin Street SE, near Neland Avenue SE.
Officers located the victim with a gunshot wound. They provided first aid until medical personnel transported the victim to an area hospital where he was in critical condition.
Authorities say the victim was identified as Tony Lamarr Stewart, 29, of Grand Rapids. They say he died at a hospital with his family by his side.
Friends of the victim say he leaves behind two children and that they’re still in shock that this happened.
“He grew up going to that store. It’s crazy and very ironic he lost his life there,” childhood friend Lamar Casey said. “He doesn’t bother no one. He didn’t deserve that. It’s just unbelievable and real shocking. It still doesn’t even seem real and it still hasn’t really hit me yet.”
Police say they are still investigating the incident. A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days.
Anyone with information should contact GRPD at 616.456.3982 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.