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Grand Rapids teenager shot in July dies from injuries

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 17, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 19-year-old shot while on his way home from work in Grand Rapids over the summer has succumbed to his injuries, GRPD said Thursday.

Julian Omar Tovar of Grand Rapids was shot July 22 near Crofton Street SW and Roy Avenue SW.

He never regained consciousness and had been hospitalized since the shooting.

Tovar succumbed to his injuries Wednesday and GRPD now considers the case a homicide.

Detectives have been investigating the shooting since it happened and encourage anyone with information to contact them at 616-456-3380 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.