Shots Fired at Grand Rapids Police Officer's Home, Vehicle

Shots Fired at Grand Rapids Police Officer's Home, Vehicle Photo: KSTP/File

September 11, 2017 09:43 AM

Two suspects are in custody after shots were fired at a Grand Rapids police officer's home and vehicle Sunday night.

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WDIO-TV reports Officer Matt O'Rourke was at home when he heard "multiple projectiles striking his marked police squad car parked in his driveway," according to a release from the department. The department also stated shots were fired at O'Rourke's house, according to WDIO-TV.


O'Rourke followed the suspect vehicle and called on-duty officers for backup. The suspect vehicle was found near Murphy Elementary School and two men, a 20-year-old from Grand Rapids and an 18-year-old from Bemidji, were taken into custody where they await formal charges, according to WDIO-TV.

No one was injured in the incident, according to the police department.

Authorities are working to determine the motive behind the incident.


Rebecca Omastiak

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