GR shooting suspect arrested in Muskegon Heights

A file mug shot of Ryan Lorenz.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has arrested a 26-year-old accused of shooting a man in Grand Rapids, possibly paralyzing him for life.

Ray Lorenz was arrested Monday in Muskegon Heights. He faces charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and five other felony counts including a parole violation, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Lorenz is accused of shooting a man in the back on Banner Street SW in Grand Rapids on May 26. The man who was shot survived, but at last word may have been permanently paralyzed due to a spinal injury.

The U.S. Marshals Services says it took on the search for Lorenz, who was considered “armed and dangerous” not long after charges were authorized against him.

Marshals learned Lorenz had ties in Muskegon Heights. Monday afternoon, they found him in the 3300 block of Hoyt Street and arrested him without incident.

Lorenz was taken to the Muskegon County jail and was expected to be brought back to Kent County Monday.

Authorities are looking still for a second, unidentified person believed to have been with Lorenz at the time of the shooting. They are currently calling that person a witness. He was described as a 5-foot-6, 130- to 140-pound black male in his early to mid-20s. In a Monday release, they provided surveillance photos of the second man.

Surveillance photos of a man believed to have witnesses a shooting on Banner Street SW in Grand Rapids. (June 15, 2015)
Surveillance photos of a man believed to have witnesses a shooting on Banner Street SW in Grand Rapids. (June 15, 2015)

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3604 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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