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GR man and woman found dead from gunshots

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 16:33:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) is investigating after two people were found dead on the city’s Southeast side.

Just before midnight on Sunday, officers were called to the sound of gunshots in the 800 block of Bemis St SE.

Upon arrival they located two victims, one male and one female, in a passenger car. Both subjects appeared to have been shot and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have been identified and their families notified:

  • Jaionna Michelle Braden, 20 years old, of Grand Rapids
  • Quavon Shamar Lee, 23 years old, of Grand Rapids

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (616) 456-3380, or anonymous tips can be left with Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or