Suspect arrested after brief standoff in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids police on scene of a standoff with a gunman in the 200 block of Orchard Hill Avenue SE. (Sept. 6, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have arrested the suspect involved in a standoff at a Grand Rapids home Sunday night.

Officers arrested a gunman, later identified as 61-year-old James Deeb, who was barricaded at a home in the 200 block of Orchard Hill Avenue SE, near Fuller Avenue and Lake Drive.

Police were called to the home around 7:15 p.m. after Deeb’s brother heard three gunshots from Deeb’s room. The sibling fled out of the house, heard another shot and called police, according to Grand Rapid Police Department news release.

Officers arrived on scene and blocked off the area. After an hour, the suspect surrendered to police without incident. No was hurt.

Deeb was arraigned Tuesday on charges of discharge of a firearm in or at a building, a 10-year-felony, and assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony, according to GRPD. His bond was set at $7,500, and he’s expected back in court for a preliminary examination on Sept. 24.

GRPD’s Major Case Team is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or

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