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1 arrested in fatal West Side shooting

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 17:32:52-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Authorities say a man has been arrested after a fatal shooting Tuesday evening on Grand Rapids' West Side.

Vicente Rodriguez-Ortiz, 22, is facing open murder, gun and assault charges, according to a Wednesday release from Grand Rapids Police.

Andre Hawkins, 17, was shot and killed Tuesday night in the 1100 block of 2nd Street NW.

Rodriguez-Ortiz was arrested Wednesday afternoon less than four blocks from the scene of the shooting.

Officials say in a release that he attempted to flee and was bitten by a police dog.  He will be arraigned pending treatment for the bite wound, police said.