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Homicide suspect arrested after standoff with Grand Rapids police

Posted at 4:23 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 11:12:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After an hours-long standoff, the suspect in a homicide has been arrested with no one being hurt.

The suspect, 31, who has not been identified, was holed up in his elderly parents' home in the 1200 block of Sigsbee Street SE. The parents were checked by medical personnel shortly after the resolution of the standoff and were fine.

Of the suspect, "although he did not come out freely, he surrendered to officers when they entered the house," stated GRPD Sgt. John Wittkowski.

The victim of the homicide was described as a 45-year-old woman, and the incident took place at 1201 Otillia Street SE. GRPD says the homicide was apparently the result of an argument, but the relationship between the victim and the suspect is, at this point, unclear.

Wittkowski said a gun was used but not recovered. He said for now no more information about the investigation would be released.