Police respond to GR neighborhood for ‘critical situation’

Posted at 8:12 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 12:21:31-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The 200 block of Travis Street between Coit Avenue and Layafette Avenue NE was reopened after what police called a 'critical situation.'

According to Sgt. Cathy Williams the incident occurred just before midnight when they received reports of shots fired in the 400 block of Carrier Street in Grand Rapids. Once on the scene, officers were able to speak with witnesses who reported that a man was assaulting a woman in the area.

Police now confirm that as that a woman was trying to flee the incident, the suspect fired shots at the vehicle she was in.

During the investigation, police were able to find that vehicle involved in the incident at a home in the 200 block of Travis Street.  The vehicle had bullet holes in the exterior.

Officials surrounded the home, where the woman and the suspect were located. The woman was able to exit the home uninjured.

With the help of negotiators, the suspect and another man inside the home exited the residence and were taken into custody