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Man, 28, shot and killed on Grand Rapids' SE side

Posted at 8:34 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:39:45-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police responded to reports of shots fired around Dolbee Street and Franklin Avenue Sunday evening.

Officers discovered a male gunshot victim on Thomas Street upon arrival, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.

They say they tried to save the 28-year-old man’s life until he succumbed to his wounds at around 7 p.m.

The victim has since been identified as Marquis Deon Townsend from Grand Rapids, according to Sgt. John Wittkowski, adding that his death has been ruled a homicide by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office.

We’re told there are no suspects presently.

Those with information in connection to the incident are asked to call police at 616-456-3380 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.