Grand Rapids police investigating homicide in downtown Grand Rapids

GRPD investigates homicide downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids police continue to investigate a homicide that happened Saturday, June 10, in downtown Grand Rapids. 

It happened around 4 p.m. on Sheldon Boulevard SE near Oakes Street, according to police. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 28-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds. 

According to the Associated Press, the victim's name was Demond Bridgeforth. He had been paralyzed and wheelchair bound since a shooting in 2011. His cousin, Shonda Hill, says Bridgeforth "didn't bother nobody" and that he had a "good spirit."

Police are still investigating and gathering witness information. No arrests have been made. 

"This is a very unfortunate situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family," Sgt. Terry Dixon said in a news release. "Due to the lack of information available, we are requesting that if anyone knows what happened to please call the police."

Anyone who may have additional information about this incident is requested to call 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

 Information from the Associated Press is included in this report.

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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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