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Wanted City of Wyoming armed homicide suspect run down by GRPD officer on S-Curve after chase

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An armed and dangerous homicide suspect led Wyoming and Grand Rapids Police on highway chase ending with a deadly force encounter on the U.S. 131 S-Curve in downtown Grand Rapids.

What began as an early morning homicide at the City of Wyoming’s Creekside Estates Mobile Home Park ended with the armed, wanted suspect exchanging gunfire with Grand Rapids Police atop the S-Curve in downtown Grand Rapids.

The pursuit began in Wyoming where officers located the homicide suspect’s truck heading onto U.S. 131 northbound. A few miles later the suspect crashed in the S-Curve, exited the truck firearm in hand exchanging gunfire with officers. During the shootout a Grand Rapids Police officer struck the suspect with his cruiser ending the threat.

“Well, we were sitting here fishing on Fulton Street and heard sirens.”

Looking south from the Fulton Street bridge fisherman Mike had a front row seat to the action. I asked how many shots do you think were fired?

“I’m thinking six. That sounds about right. Six shots…pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!” What was the police response? “I just seen the red and blue. You can’t see much through the trees right here but there was a lot of red and blue and they came flying from everywhere. The response was quick.”

Taken into custody was 33 year old Adam Nolin of Wyoming, who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The pursuit triggered the closure of all northbound U.S. 131 lanes from 11 AM until 3 PM. Back in the City of Wyoming the homicide investigation continues there.

Reporting from the 131/Market Street overpass in downtown Grand Rapids, Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.