Grand Rapids shooting suspect found dead in apparent suicide

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 11:16:08-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 19-year-old man found dead Saturday in a Grand Rapids church parking lot has been identified by police as Tyler Javon Wingfield.

According to a release, autopsy results show that Wingfield died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.  His body was found in a parking lot in the 3700 block of Kalamazoo Avenue SE at about 6:12 a.m. Saturday.

Police considered Wingfield a suspect in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Jalen Braswell-Thompson, according to a release.  Braswell-Thompson was shot in the 500 block of Howard Street SE on the morning of May 28.