Jontell White Death –
The identify of a man who was shot and died early on Saturday morning in Grand Rapids has been made public by the Grand Rapids Police Department. The man was 30 years old. The body of Jontell White was discovered around 1:45 in the morning close to 1900 S Division after police were called to the area in response to the sound of gunfire. During a press conference held on Saturday, the GRPD stated that the officers were conducting routine patrols in the area when they heard gunshots, which enabled them to respond immediately.
After performing an autopsy on White, the Kent County Medical Examiner concluded that the death was the result of a homicide. The suspect was said to have fled the scene as the police arrived, according to the investigators, who provided a description of the suspect. The man was said to be donning a black coat as well as black jeans, according to the description. The shooting is being investigated by the Major Case Team, and the police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the police department at (616) 456-3380 or anonymously through Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or SilentObserver.org. The Major Case Team is responsible for the investigation.
Related topic: Victim identified in downtown Grand Rapids shooting
The person who was shot in downtown Grand Rapids early this morning has been named. His family has confirmed to reporter that the victim in a shooting early on Sunday morning was 25-year-old Armonie Acklin. He reportedly came to the Allegan region recently after growing up in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. Around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Grand Rapids police officers responded to reports of a shooting involving numerous victims on Pearl Street NW between Monroe Avenue and Ottawa Avenue.
One person was found dead by the police at the scene, and three other people had non-life-threatening injuries. On Sunday night, relatives and friends of Acklin gathered in Wyoming for a candlelight vigil. Brenda Bables, Acklin’s mother, characterized him as a kind young guy and claimed that on the night of the shooting, he was downtown lending a hand. According to her, they haven’t heard from the police and have only received specifics about what occurred from other people. A fight broke out and he was trying to help break up the fight and then the fight was over and someone pulled out a gun and shot him, as far as we know,” Bables said.
According to Bables, her son leaves behind three young children and is expecting a fourth child. “Just an all-around beautiful young man that’s just gone too soon,” she said. At the vigil, Acklin’s motorcycle club, Rep Yo City 616 Ryders, honored their friend. “He was just an all-around a great person, a great dad (and) just wanted to do the best that he could do,” fellow member Barrid Green said. The shooting is still being looked into. According to police, no suspect information is available. Call the GRPD Major Case Team at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 if you have any information.
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