Family IDs man killed in GR double shooting

2 people shot, 1 of them fatally, along Grandville Avenue SW on Friday

D'Andre Bullis
An undated courtesy photo of D'Andre Bullis.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Family members on Sunday identified the man shot and killed in Grand Rapids on Friday as D’Andre Bullis Sr.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of Grandville Avenue SW near Coate Court. The Grand Rapids Police Department said a man walked up and fired multiple shots at two victims, who were standing outside a nearby salon. Witnesses told 24 Hour News 8 they heard at least six shots.

Bullis, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 26-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. That person’s name had not been released as of Sunday.

Three people were arrested in connection to the shooting. Their names have not yet been released and it’s not yet known precisely what charges they may face.

A family member told 24 Hour News 8 that a funeral has not yet been arranged. A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover expenses.

Bullis leaves behind two children. In a statement to 24 Hour News 8 on Sunday, his fiancée, Sandra Bravo, described him as an “amazing father” and said “it hurts deeply not to have him here and is still very unreal.”

She said images of his body at the scene of the shooting have been posted on social media. She asked anyone who posted such images to remove them and anyone who has seen them to report them.

“That is something no man’s family or children should ever have to see,” Bravo wrote in part.

Police continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.