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GRPD searching for person of interest in December bar shooting

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 16:09:40-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police are seeking tips to find a person of interest in a December shooting at a bar on the city’s south side.

Police say Robert Louis Walton got into a disagreement with people at the Metro Bar, pulled out a gun and shot a bystander.

The victim, Rubin Robelin, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after another patron performed CPR. His mother says the hospital’s staff was calling him a miracle patient.

Anyone with information on Walton’s whereabouts is asked to call:

  • Detective Eric Gizzi at 616-456-4483
  • Detective Adam Baylis at 616-456-3648
  • Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400
  • Silent Observer at 616-774-2345