NewsLocal NewsGrand Rapids


Toddler injured after armed men cause accident and flee the scene

GRPD cruiser 05202023
Posted at 9:50 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 09:56:18-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A toddler has been injured after armed men ran a red light and caused an accident, which they then fled.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers were monitoring crowds when they saw a vehicle run a red light and crash in the Franklin Street and Eastern Avenue intersection, near Grand Rapids Urban League.

Two male occupants, one of which carried a pistol, got out of the vehicle and ran from the scene.

Officers pursued until they lost sight, then called in a K9 unit to help track the suspects; they only recovered the firearm.

Meanwhile, other authorities attended to the crash, finding a toddler who suffered only minor injuries; it's still unclear which vehicle the toddler was a passenger in.

The two male suspects are still at large; Grand Rapids Police Department is actively investigating.

We will continue to update as more information becomes available.