Man pleads to weapons charges in GR shooting death

Grand Rapids
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An undated booking photo of Vincent Walker.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man pleaded guilty Monday to two weapons charges linked to a deadly shooting in Grand Rapids on Mother’s Day.

Vincent Walker, 32, was supposed to stand trial starting Monday. Instead, he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In the early hours of May 12, 21-year-old Jordan Brown was shot near the intersection of Highland Street and Union Avenue. Brown was dropped off at Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died.

Walker turned himself in May 15 and was arrested on the weapons charges.

Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker told News 8 that authorities’ investigation found that Walker was about to be robbed when he pulled a gun and fired at the people who were trying to rob him.

Becker said his office is recommending between 12 and 38 months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 5.

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