Woman killed in Grand Rapids was county commissioner’s cousin

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County Commissioner Robert S. Womack says his cousin was the woman shot and killed in Grand Rapids Tuesday evening.

Facebook post from Womack identified her as Kendall Frost, 20.

“She was slain for no reason,” Womack wrote.

The post says Frost went to City High, recalling her as “exceptionally bright and talented.” He said she loved to dance and had a beautiful smile.

“To the streets, ya’ll (sic) know I help everyone that I can. Today I need the streets to help me,” Womack, also a radio host, wrote. “This is true ride or die time. I want this man in jail today.. Please, please somebody help me find her killer, I need to know who he is and exactly where he is, right now.”

Frost was shot around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Paris Avenue SE and Griggs Street SE in the city’s Garfield Park neighborhood. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died. The death has been ruled a homicide.

“There’s too many young people that believe they can actually shoot people and like this is a movie. They go on with their life and they get a reputation people are gonna be scared of them and it’s gonna be some kind of power from killing people and we just want the message out. No. If you kill somebody you gonna end up paying the price legally,” Womack said.

An undated courtesy photo of Kendall Frost. (Courtesy Robert Womack)

Kendall’s aunt, Patricia, says the family was in complete disbelief when they learned she was shot.

“Kendall was a wonderful beautiful girl, not her lifestyle at all so it came to a complete shock to her entire family,” Patricia said. “Kendall was a very bright, strong-minded young woman with a lot of potential with a bright future, she loved very hard.”

The family is calling for the community to come forward and help find who is responsible for the shooting.

“I just want them to do what’s in their heart and what’s right and just with any information help us get justice for Kendall,” Patricia said.

The Grand Rapids Police Department has not released any suspect information or details about what led up to the shooting. Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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