Suspect found dead in west side home following assault report

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 20:00:06-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police say a suspect has been found dead in the attic of a home on the city’s west side. The search for the suspect began Tuesday afternoon after a reported assault involving a person with a gun in the 1000 block of 3rd Street NW in Grand Rapids.

Police said on Twitter Tuesday that officials received a 911 call that there was a person at the home with a gun and that one person had reportedly been pistol whipped.

Just before 2:20 p.m. police said they were searching for the suspect in the home and that everyone else inside had been evacuated.  Officials  asked people to avoid the area and use an alternate route.

The extent of the assault victim’s injuries is unclear.  Police say no other injuries have been reported.

As for the suspect, it’s unclear how long they were dead for and their identity is not being released at this time.