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Man, 30, to be charged with Grand Rapids murder

Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 17:35:37-05
Demario Antwan Chandler (Photo from the Michigan Department of Corrections)

Demario Antwan Chandler (Photo from the Michigan Department of Corrections)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 30-year-old man is facing numerous charges in connection with the April 18 murder of German Antonio Rodriguez-Duarte.

Demario Antwan Chandler will be charged with open murder, felony firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.  He is being charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.

Chandler is serving time in a Jackson correctional facility on other weapons charges, according to online prison records.  He was sentenced in October for possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police said in a release he will be brought back to Grand Rapids to face these new charges.

Rodriguez-Duarte, 35, was found shot to death in the 500 block of Hall Street on the morning of April 18.