Shots fired at Grand Rapids police officer’s home; two arrested
Two men were arrested Sunday night after allegedly firing multiple gunshots at the squad car and home of a Grand Rapids police officer.
No one was injured in the incident.
The Grand Rapids Police Department reported Monday that the off-duty officer was at home with his family in a residential area of the city when he heard "multiple projectiles striking his marked police squad car parked in his driveway" just before 10 p.m. The exterior of the officer's home also was hit, and a vehicle was seen speeding away.
The officer gave chase, radioing on-duty officers. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned near Murphy Elementary School. A K-9 unit located two suspects a short distance away.
The two suspects — an 18-year-old man from Bemidji and a 20-year-old man from Grand Rapids — were being held in the Itasca County Jail on Monday pending formal charges. The Itasca County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.
"We are grateful that nobody was hurt," Grand Rapids Assistant Police Chief Steve Schaar said in a news release. "... At this time, we don't have a motive ... nor does the police department know the type of firearm that was used."