Homes searched near scene of officer-involved shooting

Posted at 2:47 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 23:35:31-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police were on scene Saturday night searching homes near where a Grand Rapids police officer shot at a suspect earlier in the day who later surrendered.

The officer shot at, but missed, the suspect who was later taken into custody Saturday afternoon. But a second suspect involved got away, police said.

Police later Saturday night confirmed to FOX 17 investigators returned to serve a search warrant at two homes. It was unclear if they believed the second suspect might be inside one of the homes.

The original incident happened around 2:35 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Henry Avenue SE and Worden Street SE.

While a GRPD officer was attempting to take a suspect into custody from an incident earlier in the day, the suspect turned around, showed a weapon and attempted to take it out of his pants, according to police.

The officer then fired once or twice, missing the suspect. The suspect was then taken into custody without incident.

The officer involved was not hurt.

Police were originally called to the scene after gunshots were reported in the same area at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Callers said one man was chasing after another man with a gun and may have fired a shot, but nobody was hurt.

GPRD then found the two men at Henry and Worden on Saturday afternoon. One of the men ran and the officer shot at the second man.

Police are still looking for the man who ran from the scene who they say could also be armed.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Michigan State Police. The officer who fired the shots has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.