Monday, June 15, 2015

Suspect in Grand Rapids Shooting Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force in Muskegon Heights

Grand Rapids, MI - A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in Grand Rapids in May was arrested today in Muskegon Heights. The man is charged with Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder and five other counts, as well as violating his state parole.

Ryan Lorenz, 26, is accused of shooting a victim at 51 Banner Street SW in Grand Rapids in the early evening hours of May 26 during an apparent attempted robbery. The victim received life threatening injuries but survived the shooting.

Investigators from the US Marshals Grand Rapids Fugitive Task Force adopted the case soon after the warrants were issued in late May. The investigation eventually led the task force to Muskegon Heights, where authorities knew Lorenz had ties. Task Force Officers and Deputy Marshals developed information on the likely location of Lorenz.

On the afternoon of June 15, the Task Force conducted surveillance in Muskegon Heights and with the assistance of the Muskegon Heights Police Department, arrested Lorenz in the 3300 block of Hoyt without incident.

Lorenz was lodged at the Muskegon County Jail and will be transported back to the Kent County Jail today to await court appearances on the pending felony charges.

A second person believed to be with Lorenz during the shooting has yet to be identified. The second person, believed to be a witness at this time, is described as a black male, 5'06",  130-140 lbs, and in his early to mid-twenties. A surveillance photograph of the subject is attached. Anyone with information as to the identity of the is person is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

The Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Grand Rapids is comprised of officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Wyoming Police Department, Troopers from the Michigan State Police, and deputy US Marshals.

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