Witness testifies during GR shooting suspect's prelim

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A witness said he watched as Rodney Armstrong shot one of two teenagers during a fight in downtown Grand Rapids.

Armstrong faces charges in the two shootings in the Arena District last month. The shootings happened during a fight involving dozens of people on Ionia Avenue.

Armstrong was in district court Tuesday for a preliminary exam to determine whether there's enough evidence to send him to trial. The witness took the stand during that hearing and described what he saw happen.

"The shooter walked up to Jordan, and he just put his gun up, and before I could say Jordan's name, he pulled the trigger. That's when I turned around and he pulled it again," the witness said.

Armstrong was arrested earlier this month.

His preliminary hearing today was adjourned Tuesday afternoon and will resume later.


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