Grand Rapids Police officers surrounded a home in the 200th Block of Travis Street NE, around 6 a.m. Monday morning, trying to convince the suspect in a domestic-related assault to come out.
Lt. Terry Dixon says the 'stand-off type situation' is in response to an earlier incident that happened less than a mile away. Dixon says around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, a man and a woman were involved in a domestic altercation in the 400th block of Carrier Street.
The woman was able to get away in a car. Witnesses say the man she was arguing with fired several shots at the vehicle as it drove away, according to Sgt. Catherine Williams with the Grand Rapids Police Department.
Investigation lead police to find both the suspect's and victim's vehicles at the home on Travis Street and authorities assumed both the man and woman were inside. They shut down the area, closing the roadway and began negotiating with those who were inside.
Around 3:15 a.m. Monday, the woman came out of the home -- she was not injured, Sgt. Williams said. At that time, investigators discovered that the suspect and another man were inside the house.
Around 7:15 a.m. this morning, both men came out of the house. Just before their exit, a handgun was seen being tossed out a window by one of the men inside.
Officers conducted a search warrant and found no one else was inside, and no one was injured during the incident.
The area of Travis Street where this stand-off took place was shut down from 2 until 8 a.m. Monday morning, it has since reopened. However, officers are still investigating the entire incident.
The suspect, described as a 25-year-old Grand Rapids man, is currently in custody at the Kent County Jail.
Anyone with information that could further this investigation should contact GRPD at 616-456-3400.
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