GRPD seeks ‘armed, dangerous’ shooting suspect

A file mug shot of Ryan Lorenz.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say they are looking for a 26-year-old in connection to a Tuesday shooting that may have left a man with long-term paralysis.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find Ryan Anthony Lorenz.

Grand Rapids police on the scene of a shooting on Banner Street SW. (May 26, 2015)
(Grand Rapids police on the scene of a shooting on Banner Street SW.)

He is wanted on a six-count felony warrant connected to the late Tuesday afternoon shooting on Banner Street SW.

In that incident, a man in his 20s was shot in the back. In a Thursday release, police said he may suffer long-term paralysis as the result of a spinal injury.

The shooter and another man took off on foot after the shooting. Police used K-9s to try to track the suspects, but couldn’t find them.

Thursday’s release did not say whether Lorenz is the suspected shooter, nor did it specify what six charges he faces. It did say he is also wanted for absconding from parole in Muskegon County in December 2014.

Lorenz was described as 5-foot-11 and about 190 pounds. GRPD said he is known to frequent “The Black Hills” area in the 2200 block of Buchanan Avenue SW and Hunter Ridge Apartments in Kentwood. He was last seen in a black Ford Explorer. GRPD did not provide a license plate number.

He is considered armed and dangerous, GRPD said.

Anyone with information about Lorenz’s whereabouts or who spots him is advised not to approach him and is urged to call 911 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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