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18-year-old son charged with murdering his father in Kent City

Silas Potter, 18, was charged with murdering his father.
Credit: Kent County Sheriff's Office

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff's Office said Silas Edward Potter, an 18-year-old, has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of his father, Phillip Neale Potter, 61. 

The sheriff's office responded to Kent Street south of E. Muskegon Street in Kent City on Wednesday around 11:20 a.m. on a report of a person who had been shot. 

Deputies found Phillip Potter deceased, and the Kent County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. 

Silas Potter was arrested shortly after the death, and arraigned on Thursday. He is charged with open murder and felony firearm. Potter is currently being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility. 

Credit: 13 ON YOUR SIDE
Deputies were called to Kent City for a suspicious death investigation on Wednesday, May 20.

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