1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906 APPROVED: Lt. Mark Ostapowicz FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:FOR RELEASE: September 3, 2012 Lt. Mark OstapowiczPhone: 456-4079Fax: 456-449012-86970On September 3, 2012, at 2:10 am, Officers from the Grand Rapids Police Departmentresponded to the area of Burton St. SW and Division Ave. on the report of a disturbance withgunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, Officers located 3 victims on Burton St. west of Division. Two (2) of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.The third victim suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to a local hospitalfor treatment, and is listed in serious condition.The names of the victims are not being released pending positive identification and notificationof family.The suspect is described as a Black Male, medium build, wearing a white shirt with horizontal
stripes and a white “fishing style” hat.
The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team is investigating. Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially atwww.silentobserver.org.Lt. Mark OstapowiczSgt. James Potter Det. AJ HiteDet. Erica Fannon
Grand Rapids Police Department