Man killed in Grand Rapids stabbing ID’d

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have identified a man who was fatally stabbed on Grand Rapids’ southwest side on Thursday.

The Grand Rapids Police Departments says it happened around 3 p.m. on Kirtland Street SW near Division Avenue.

The victim, 32-year-old Timothy James Westra, was taken to the hospital where he later died from the wounds to his chest.

Police interviewed witnesses who were at the scene.

Authorities on the scene of a stabbing that happened at a Grand Rapids home. (Dec. 12, 2019)

A medical examiner completed an autopsy on Friday and determined Westra’s death was a homicide.

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

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