Man wanted in GR slaying arrested in Detroit

(Jermaine Cooper/Courtesy Facebook)

DETROIT (AP/WOOD) — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a woman in Grand Rapids has been arrested in Detroit after a standoff with police and federal agents.

Undated courtesy photo of Melissa Moore.
Undated courtesy photo of Melissa Moore.

The FBI says Jermaine Cooper was turned over to Grand Rapids police on Friday.

The tense situation began early Friday on Detroit’s west side when authorities attempted to execute a search warrant at a house.

A negotiator spoke on a loudspeaker and tear gas was fired into the home. Grand Rapids police Lt. Scott Weitzel says the man is a suspect in the Nov. 6 death of 31-year-old Melissa Moore of Holland. During the standoff, police told the man that his family was worried about him.

A close friend of the Moore family, who did not want to be identified, told 24 Hour News 8 Friday that her friends and family were relieved to hear of Cooper’s arrest — adding that they will be able to ‘sleep better at night’ knowing Cooper is now behind bars.

The friend said that Moore’s family is asking for privacy at this time.

Moore leaves behind two sons. Friends are hosting a fundraiser for her kids at 2 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Bam Entertainment Center in Holland. The public is encouraged to come out and support the family.



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