PD: Man found dead in Grand Rapids house was shot

Police cars surround a home at the corner of Straight Avenue and Chatham Street NW, where a man was found dead on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are investigating a suspicious death on the city’s northwest side.

Officers were called to a home at the corner of Straight Avenue and Chatham Street NW around 11:45 a.m. Friday for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old man who was unconscious and “suffering from injuries that are consistent with a gunshot wound.”

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He’s 26 years old, he’s a male and that in and of itself would make it suspicious,” GRPD Deputy Chief Eric Payne said. “But there were things at the scene that would cause us at least wanting to look into it more.”

Police have not yet released the victim’s name. It’s unclear exactly when he died.

Investigators said no one else was inside the home when the man was found, and officers do not have a suspect description.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call police or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.