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Grand Rapids has 14 homicides so far most since 18 in 2013

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Michigan's second-largest city so far has 14 homicides this year, the most since 18 were committed in 2013. Grand Rapids police Lt. Kristen Rogers tsays that it doesn't mean the city is less safe. She says, "You have to look at the individual cases." 

A tow truck driver, Gerald Love, was fatally shot Monday night. His family says he was responding to a call about keys locked in a car. His funeral is scheduled for next Saturday. Seven of the 14 homicides this year are unsolved.

Police say cooperation from witnesses is critical to closing cases. Grand Rapids had 13 homicides last year, 10 in 2015 and seven in 2014.

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