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Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Lt Paul Warwick FOR RELEASE: January 8, 2011 Phone: 456-4079 Fax: 456-4490 11-002205 HOMICIDE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
On January 8, 2011, at 2:50 pm, the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to a report of the sound of gun shots and a man down in the 1000 block of Union Ave SE. Upon arrival police located two 17 year old male victims. One of the victims was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital and was listed in serious but stable condition, the second victim was pronounce dead at the scene. The deceased has been identified as Jamauri Michael Long, birth date of 02/22/1993 from Grand Rapids. The surviving victim’s name is not being released at this time. Witnesses told police that they heard the sound of gunshots and they observed one of the victims run east out of the alley which is located in the 1000 block of Union Ave SE. The victim Long was found lying approximately 100 feet in the alley west of Union Ave SE. 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 Les Smith Detective Brent Robinson Lt. Paul Warwick ###
1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906