NEWS RELEASE

Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Lt Paul Warwick FOR RELEASE: August 12, 2010 Phone: 456-4079 Fax: 456-4490 10058795 HOMICIDE On August 12, 2010 at approximately 1045 pm, the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to 1523 Garfield Ave NW on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival police discovered a 43 year old victim had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. Witnesses told police that two males came to the address on Garfield Ave and threatened the occupants with a handgun. The suspects demanded money and then shot the victim. The victim has been identified as Bradley Memberto, birth date of 11/04/66 from Muskegon. The two suspects were last seen in a white vehicle leaving south on Garfield Ave NW from the scene. Investigators have determined, at this time that a drug sale was the reason that brought the parties together at that address. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males; one described as 20 to 30 years of age, 5¶10´ to 6¶0´, wearing a black shirt and black baseball cap and had numerous tattoos. The second suspect was described as 20-30 years of age, 5¶8´, wearing a blue shirt and was the driver of the white vehicle. Grand Rapids Police are following up on this death. Anyone with 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 at www.silentobserver.org. Detective Dan Adams Detective Mike Nagel Detective John Purlee Sergeant Terry McGee ### FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

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