Man charged with mother’s murder in GR

Left to right: Jermaine Cooper, Melissa Moore (Courtesy Facebook)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)— A month after street sweepers found a dying mother in the middle of a Grand Rapids street, a man has been charged with her murder.

A Grand Rapids street sweeping crew witnessed a deadly shooting near Knapp and Truxton. (Nov. 6, 2015)
A Grand Rapids street sweeping crew witnessed a deadly shooting near Knapp and Truxton. (Nov. 6, 2015)

Jermaine Cooper, 38, was formally charged Monday with open murder in connection to the Nov. 6 death of Melissa Moore.

Moore, 31, was shot and killed near Knapp Street and Truxton Drive NE.

Acquaintances told 24 Hour News 8 that Cooper was her boyfriend.

 Jermaine Cooper and Melissa Moore (Courtesy Facebook)
Jermaine Cooper and Melissa Moore (Courtesy Facebook)

Law enforcement arrested Cooper in Detroit Friday after a tense standoff that ended with them tear gassing a west side home. The FBI said Cooper was turned over to Grand Rapids police the same day.

Cooper is also charged with felony firearm and being a habitual offender. His next scheduled court date is Dec. 18.

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