95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Man dies after being hit by unmarked police cruiser in Kentwood

Wikimedia Commons

An unmarked fugitive team vehicle struck the individual during a foot pursuit Wednesday morning

According to a release from the Michigan State Police, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near 52nd Street and Eastern Avenue.

While attempting to arrest a man who was wanted on several outstanding felony warrants, the suspect ran from officers.

During the foot pursuit, an unmarked fugitive team vehicle struck the individual.

He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but later died.

MSP expressed condolences to the family of the deceased and asked for the public’s patience as they work to gather all the evidence and facts surrounding the incident.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
Related Content