Son charged with murder of dad in Kent City

Kent County

A May 20, 2020, mug shot of Silas Potter.

KENT CITY, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say they have charged a Kent City man with shooting and killing his father earlier this week.

Phillip Neale Potter, 61, died Wednesday afternoon after being shot on Kent Street south of E. Muskegon Street in Kent City. His death was ruled a homicide.

His son, 18-year-old Silas Edward Potter, was charged with open murder and felony use of a firearm, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office said.

Potter remains in the Kent County jail.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department investigates a death on Kent Street in Kent City on May 20, 2020.

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