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Third Shooting in Less Than a Week Kills 17-Year-Old [Video]

The third shooting in less than a week on Grand Rapids' southeast side has taken the life of a 17-year-old.

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Josh/ Channel 95.7
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Suspicious Man Approaches Girls On Grand Rapids Playground

Grand Rapids Police are keeping their eyes open for a suspicious man who approached two young girls on a playground at Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Plymouth in Grand Rapids.

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John Hogan, WZZM-13
John Hogan, WZZM-13
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Police Identify Body Found in the Grand River

Grand Rapids Police have identified the man found dead in the Grand River Thursday as Eric Scott Love.

The 43-year-old was found dead near Sixth Street Park on the east side of the river, near downtown Grand Rapids.

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Thinkstock/ Alex_Schmidt
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Grand Rapids Police And Kent County Sheriff’s Department Hiring

In two separate Facebook posts this morning, GRPD and the Kent County Sheriff's Department announced they are looking for new police officers and deputies.

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Terry Patton
Terry Patton
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“Squirrelly” Prisoner Made Its Way Into A GRPD Patrol Car [Pics]

Yesterday it was a deer that busted through a classroom window at a school in Lansing, today it's a squirrel that tried to hitch a ride with some of Grand Rapids' finest.

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Thinkstock/ Anton Prado PHOTOGRAPHY
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NAACP To Offer Scholarships To Those Wanting To Join GRPD

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded each year to a black man or woman interested in a career with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Caught On Video: GRPD Tase Man During Fight [Video]

Police responding to a fight Saturday night at McFadden's downtown had to tase a man who allegedly attacked one officer. Some people are showing concern for the use of force.

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Grand Rapids Police Reveal Details, Identify Victims of Thursday’s Murders

The Grand Rapids Police held a press conference this morning to address yesterday's tragic events.

Police Chief Kevin Belk identified victims as Amanda Emkens, 27, who had a relationship with Dantzler, Marisa Emkens, 10, Amanda's daughter, and Kimberlee Emkens, Amanda's sister. These victims were found at 2046 Plainfield Avenue NE on Thursday afternoon.

Belk said, at Brynell Court, victims were Jennifer Heeren, 29, who had a relationship with Dantzler, her daughter with Dantzler,  Kamrie Dantzler, 12, and Jennifer's Heeren's parents, Thomas and Rebecca Heeren.

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Shooting Suspect, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler (Grand Rapids Police Department)
Shooting Suspect, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler (Grand Rapids Police Department)
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Seven Dead In Grand Rapids Shooting [LIVE FEED]

Final Update: Rodrick Dantzler took his own life after safely releasing all the hostages.

Update: Rodrick Dantzler is believed to have entered a home near Soft Water Lake near Plainfield Avenue, north of I-96. He allegedly kicked in the back door of the home and three shots were heard by authorities. Dantzler has entered negotiations with the police.

According to WZZM 13, Grand Rapids Police are on multiple crime scenes on Grand Rapids' northeast side.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk told WZZM's crew that a total of seven people are dead, including one child.  Four bodies were found in the 1200 block of Brynell NE.  All four were adults.  Three were women.

At a second location in the 2000 block of Plainfield NE, three bodies were found including one child.

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