High-risk traffic stop at Burton & 131 involves homicide suspect

Posted at 10:46 PM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 23:03:26-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police from two departments are involved with a high-risk traffic stop that involves a homicide suspect and has closed down Burton Street.

At 9:15 p.m. Thursday, police from both Wyoming and Grand Rapids stopped a car for a high-risk traffic stop on the Burton Street overpass over U.S. 131.

Police told FOX 17 NEWS that the stop involves a suspect in the active homicide investigation from Wednesday that resulted in the death of 25-year-old Charles Oppenneer.

The Burton Street ramps onto and off of the freeway have been closed and Burton Street is shut down on each side of the incident.

FOX 17 NEWS has a crew at the scene and will provide more details as they become available.