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GRPD asking for help finding potential witnesses to murder of 15-year-old

Screen capture of surveillance video released by GRPD
Screen capture of surveillance video released by GRPD

Police want to talk to five children who likely witnessed a murder downtown last month, and are releasing surveillance video to find them

Grand Rapids police Monday shared a six-second video of five young people walking by a surveillance camera, saying they believe the group had just witnessed the shooting of 15-year-old Lakyijah Williams.

Williams was with friends, riding a scooter on Ottawa Avenue south of Studio Park just after 11:30 pm on May 18 when she was shot and killed.

Police Chief Eric Winstrom says there is video evidence showing the two boys and three girls were within feet of the murder, saw what happened and who pulled the trigger.

He asks the adults in their lives to bring them to police headquarters to share what they saw. He encourages those who may know the kids to contact police or Silent Observer.

Winstrom stated investigators do not believe Williams was the intended target of the shooting but there were multiple shots fired from a distance.

Link to video on the Grand Rapids Police Department “X” feed (Twitter):

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