GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was taken into custody Sunday after barricading inside a home following a shooting that hurt one, deputies say.
It happened around 9:40 p.m. in the area of Alexander Street and Alto Avenue. Officers were in the area when a witness flagged them down, the Grand Rapids Police Department said. The officers found a man who had been shot in the chest.
The man was brought to the hospital with critical injuries by GRPD officers, police say.
BREAKING: Grand Rapids police are surrounding a home where one person was shot near the intersection of Alexander Street and Alto Avenue SE.— Byron Tollefson (@byron_tollefson) January 16, 2023
There’s a substantial police presence around this area tonight. @WOODTV pic.twitter.com/5iYI44snLb
GRPD said the suspect ran into a home nearby. Officers established a perimeter and made contact with him.
Police asked the public to avoid the area and told a News 8 crew to stay back from the scene, cautioning that the area is unsafe. The News 8 crew saw several GRPD and Michigan State Police cruisers and a tactical team on scene.
About two hours later, the man was taken into custody, GRPD said.
It is not yet known what led up to the shooting.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact GRPD at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or silentobserver.org.