GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The man suspected of a stabbing and carjacking at a Meijer parking lot in Walker was arraigned in his hospital bed Monday, March 13, where he is recovering from a gunshot injury.
Victor Aldofo Gonzalez, 20, was shot in the abdomen Saturday, March 11, by a Grand Rapids police officer following a confrontation on the West Side. He was wanted for a carjacking and stabbing a woman Thursday night outside the Meijer store at 2425 Alpine Avenue NW.
Gonzalez was paroled last November after serving time for attacking a man who refused to buy him alcohol, court records show. He had been living most recently on Fourth Street NW, not far from where he was shot.
The Kent County Prosecutor's Office authorized four charges, including carjacking -- a potential life offense. Gonzalez also is charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Walker District Court Judge Peter Versluis arraigned him on the four charges and set bond at $750,000. It was not immediately known when Gonzalez would be released from the hospital.
Michigan State Police still is investigating, and the Grand Rapids police officer who fired the shot is on administrative leave.
Gonzalez was paroled to Grand Rapids in November 2016 after serving time for felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
He was accused of attacking a man with a serrated knife on Bridge Street NW in Nov. 2013. The victim said he was attacked after refusing to buy Gonzalez alcohol, court records show.
"The fact that he was willing to attack me with a weapon for refusing to buy him alcohol is mind-numbing and terrifying,'' the victim wrote the sentencing judge. "People like that should not be roaming the streets.''
Gonzalez, who at the time admitted to using crack cocaine, powder cocaine, Oxycontin and marijuana, was sentenced in Feb. 2014 to between 1½ and five years in prison for carrying a concealed weapon and 1½ to four years for felonious assault. The sentences ran concurrent.
He was discharged on parole on Nov. 1, 2016; his parole supervision extends through February, 2018.
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