GRPD investigating deputy-involved shooting

Grand Rapids police confirm one person was shot by a Kent County deputy around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Burton's Landing apartment complex. (WOOD)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The suspect in a deputy-involved shooting in Grand Rapids is in critical condition after being shot in the chest, Grand Rapids police said.

GRPD Captain Eric Payne said the shooting involved a Kent County sheriff’s deputy. It happened while police were attempting to take two people into custody around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Burton’s Landing apartment complex in the 3800 block of Whispering Way Drive SE.

Payne said that as part of a multi-jurisdictional drug investigation, Kent County Tactical Team members were executing a search warrant at an apartment building in the complex. At some point, while the warrant was being executed, the deputy shot a male suspect, whose name has not been released, in the chest.

Authorities would not go into detail about what exactly led up to the shooting, and would not say if the suspect was armed or if he attacked the deputy.

Payne would not elaborate on the drug investigation or how the injured suspect was involved.

No deputies were hurt in the incident.

Payne said the deputy will likely be placed on administrative leave as the investigation into the shooting continues. The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Unit is handling that investigation.

The drug investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call police at 616.456.3400 or contact Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or by going online to silentobserver. org.