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Suspect wanted in connection to July 4 fatal shooting apprehended, facing charges

Authorities arrested the suspect in this case in another state. This person awaits extradition back to Grand Rapids.
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Police are on the scene of a shooting that killed a teenager.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The person accused of gunning down a 16-year-old Grand Rapids boy on July 4 was apprehended in another state, the Grand Rapids Police Department said Friday. 

The Kent County Medical Examiner recently ruled the death of 16-year-old Ja’Juan Webb a homicide. 

Authorities are now working to extradite him back to Grand Rapids to face charges. The suspect's name is not being released until they are arraigned in court. 

The teen was on a bike at the time of the shooting. Officers responded to the shooting in the 500 block of Leonard Street NE around 3:40 p.m., where Webb had died from his injuries. 

There were multiple shots fired, and bullet casings were found all over the road, according to police. 

Grand Rapids Police's Major Case Team is still investigating. Police are canvassing neighbors for any possible witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (616) 456-3380 or tips can be sent anonymously through Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or their website here.

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