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Victim’s mom: Money behind Grand Rapids homicide

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in Grand Rapids early Monday morning.

The Grand Rapids Police Department identified the victim Monday afternoon as 28-year-old Kaharee Jamon McIntosh-Williams.

GRPD Sgt. Cathy Williams told 24 Hour News 8 that multiple people called 911 around 12:30 a.m. Monday to report hearing gunshots on the city’s southeast side. When officers arrived on scene to a home in the 700 block of Delaware Street SE near Eastern Avenue, they found McIntosh-Williams with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

“We do believe that the victim was an intended target,” Sgt. Williams said. “We don’t believe this is a random act of violence.”

The victim’s mother said she thought money was the motive behind the shooting.

“You’re not going to get away with it. He’s going to get caught,” Beverly McIntosh said.

No arrests were made in the homicide Monday and police did not release a suspect description.

Family, friends and community members gathered Monday evening for a vigil to remember McIntosh-Williams.

“He was sweet, not disrespectful, spiritual,” his mother said.

“Very loving, full of life, every time I saw him I could not stop laughing,” his cousin, Ronnieceya Walton, said. “It’s just going to really hurt the city.”

City crime records show Monday’s homicide is the sixth of the year; the first five happened in January. Suspects have been charged in two of the six murders. GRPD said that at this time last year, the city had seen four homicides.

Anyone with information about McIntosh-Williams’ homicide or any other crimes is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

—24 Hour News 8’s Zach Horner contributed to this report.