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Man dies after southeast Grand Rapids robbery, shooting

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Grand Rapids Police Department

A man shot during what police are calling an armed robbery in southeast Grand Rapids has died.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says Kenneth Ray-Daniel Kirkwood died early Tuesday morning from gunshot injuries sustained Monday night.

Police say the 39-year-old man was with another man on a porch on the 1600 block of College Avenue SE when he was shot several times.

A GRPD report says three male suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Police were called to the scene just after 9 p.m.

Kirkwood was taken to an area hospital. He was pronounced dead after 4 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the GRPD at 616-456-3400, or Silent Observer at 616-456-2345 or SilentObserver.org.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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