Grand Rapids police asking for tips to solve double homicide

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 17:40:52-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Investigators are asking for tips in a double homicide that happened Wednesday in SE Grand Rapids.

Germaine Brown, 46, and her grandson, King Talbert, 2, were shot and killed Wednesday in a home in the 200 block of Montgomery Street near Jefferson Avenue SE.

Grand Rapids Police held a press conference Thursday, asking for tips.

"Every life is precious, and it is devastating that we are now engaged in a double homicide investigation," said GRPD Capt. Kurt Vanderkooi Thursday afternoon.

Chief David Rahinsky told reporters that the department is actively pursuing leads, but "we believe that there is somebody out there in this community that may know an additional piece to this puzzle, which will help us bring the perpetrator to this horrific crime to justice."

Police say they aren't issuing specifics, such as the time frame for the crime, because they want anyone who saw anything unusual to come forward. They are also looking for anything anyone may hear from others regarding the crime.

If you have information, you should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3404 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.