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Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Lt. Mark Ostapowicz FOR RELEASE: 1-15-13 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lt. Mark Ostapowicz Phone: 456-4079 Fax: 456-4490
Homicide 13-3951 On January 14, 2012, at 10:10pm Officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to the area of Sweet St. NE/Diamond Ave. NE on the report of a man that had possibly been shot. Upon arrival, Officers located a Black Male lying on the sidewalk. The victim sustained one gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. No witnesses were located; however, several area residents stated that they had heard a gunshot in the area. The victim is identified as Anthony Dequan Tompkins DOB: 10-14-89 was transported to Spectrum Hospital Blodgett Campus for an autopsy. As of this date/time, no arrests have been made, nor has a motive for the shooting been established 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 4563604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at www.silentobserver.org.
Lt. Mark Ostapowicz Det. T. Devries Det. P. Needham
1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906