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GRPD looking for suspect after murder outside downtown music venue

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Grand Rapids Police say a 22-year-old suffered extensive head injuries outside of 20 Monroe Live

The Grand Rapids Police Department is looking for answers after the murder of a man outside of 20 Monroe Live, a concert venue in the city.

The GRPD says 22-year-old Cody Lee Dahlquist of Coloma died after being assaulted in the area of the concert arena at Monroe and West Fulton, the heart of Grand Rapids Downtown, a rather well-lit place considering it is across the street from the Van Andel Arena.

Police say on September 5, 2021, at around 1:15 AM, officers with the GRPD were responding to the report of an unresponsive male who had just been assaulted.

Dalhquist was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he fought for his life for two and a half weeks, however, on September 22 he succumbed to his injuries.

The Kent County Medical Examiner has conducted an autopsy and classified the death as homicide by craniocerebral trauma, a brain injury usually caused by a violent blow to the head.

Detectives with the GRPD Major Case Team are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

I’m Daniel Boothe.

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