Grand Rapids police search house in connection to earlier officer shooting

Police are conducting searches at two homes on Grand Rapids' Southeast Side believed connected to Saturday's officer-involved shooting.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Police are conducting a search inside a home believed connected to Saturday's officer-involved shooting.

Grand Rapids Police Department officers are at the home as of 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the area of Eastern Avenue and Worden Street SE in an effort to collect evidence related to the earlier shooting.

Around 10:40 p.m., police at a second house began using a loudspeaker to get its occupants to come out so it also can be searched on a warrant.

Police were seen leaving the area; it's not yet known what, if anything, was found in the searches.

Earlier in afternoon, Grand Rapids officer fired at least one shot toward a suspect as he attempted to reach toward a weapon on his body. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody, Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon said earlier.

Another suspect has been wanted since then: a black man, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, wearing mostly black clothing.

The two suspects together earlier were reported by a 911 caller to be running in the neighborhood, with at least one gunshot heard, prior to the police response.

There were no injuries to either officers nor suspects in this incident, Dixon said. Per policy, the officer who fired the shot is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a Michigan State Police investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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