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Police investigating shooting on Francis St., woman found dead from heart attack

Posted at 4:39 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 06:06:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police continue to look for a suspect involved in a shooting on Francis Avenue SE.

Police tell us they were called for shots fired near Francis and Crofton early Thursday morning. Officers spotted an armed man sitting on the porch of a house on the 1600 block. Police say that man ran into the home when they approached.

Around the same time, a 19-year-old man was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his back. He is listed in critical condition.

A half hour after police surrounded the home on Francis a person came out and told officers that a woman inside was having a heart attack. Police made an emergency entrance of the home to try to rescue the 62-year-old, but she was declared dead at the scene. Investigators tell FOX 17 it is not clear if the violence caused the heart attack.

Several Michigan State Police troopers and Kent County Sheriff deputies were called in to assist GRPD at the scene.

Some of them showed up with guns drawn as officers began trying to make contact with the people inside the home and the crowd of about 50-60 outside became unruly.

Police continued to call out to any people possibly still inside the home, but a department spokesperson says there is likely not anyone left. Officers remained on the scene, awaiting a decision by the Kent County Prosecutor's Office on a search warrant.

Stay with FOX 17 for the latest on this developing story.