Grand Rapids shooting, standoff suspect arrainged in court

Standoff suspect officially charged

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The shooting suspect arrested after a 4-hour long standoff earlier this week has been arraigned in court.

Michael Cooley, 35, was arraigned on Friday, March 10, in connection to the shooting of a 24-year-old Grand Rapids man on March 8. Cooley was charged with assault with intent to murder, felony firearm and a habitual offender fourth offense notice. 

Cooley was arraigned in the 61st District Court, in front of Judge Jeanine LaVille. According to a press release from the Grand Rapids Police Department, he is being held without bond.

Around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8 an area hospital called the Grand Rapids Police to report they were treating a man with three gunshot wounds to the chest

Security footage showed a minivan dropping the man off at the hospital. Two men and one woman were taken to the police department for questioning after they were seek walking away from the vehicle. No arrests were made at that point in the case and the police had not determined the location of the shooting yet.

Cooley was arrested in Kentwood later on that day. The arrest was made outside of a residence on the 4800th block of Arbor Lane SE after a 4-hour long standoff with the FBI Fugitive Task Force, Kent County Sheriff's Department, and the Kentwood Police Department. 

Cooley's preliminary examination date is scheduled for March 28. 

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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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