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11-16-06, 07:22 AM #1
16yo killed in gang shooting at Kentwood roller-rink
UPDATE: Roller rink issues statement following deadly shooting
Kentwood - Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a local roller rink with possible gang ties. The incident left a teenager dead, and a family in disbelief.
Police say 16 year-old Kenneth Charles Dear of Grand Rapids was gunned down at the "Fun Spot" roller rink on 52nd Street and Division Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities have spent much of the night interviewing the dozens of people inside the facility, and confirm at least one person is being held for questioning.
Family members are shedding some light on the shooting, saying the event took place inside the roller rink. They believe the teen was gunned down after rival gangs began feuding.
Late Monday afternoon Kentwood Fun Spot issued the following statement: "All of us in the Kentwood Fun Spot family are deeply saddened by the events of Sunday evening. We pride ourselves on providing safe, secure and fun environment, and have a 50 year record of serving the public without experiencing an incident of this kind."
The Fun Spot goes on to say they believe the shooting was an isolated incident but said, "... we are reviewing our security and staffing processes for any necessary improvements and will take any and all steps required to ensure our patrons enjoy a safe environment at all times."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentwood Police Detective Bureau at (616) 656-6000 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.
I dont know for sure, but I heard that a 14-year old was picked up for questioning, after people said he was the shooter, who was handed a gun by an older gang member, telling him to open fire.
damn shame... cant even let your kids go to the local skating rink anymore without possibly sending them into the middle of a brewing gang war...SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:
Lead is very hazardous to your health.
Always include Kevlar in your daily diet.
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11-16-06, 09:49 AM #2
At some point the country will have to wake up and untie our hands and let us do our jobs.
Deffinition: Tell the liberals to back the fuck off and let Law Enforcement actually Police the streets!!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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11-16-06, 11:34 AM #3
The po po has so much more violence to deal with on a daily basis, recruitment is at a low and the disrespect for law enforcement is so high. We had a physical domestic all and the victim told us up front that the suspect told her if she she called the police, he would kill them. This is not uncommon and knowing this, the officer that responded was slightly injured and used his pepper spray. had it been me, I would not been so kind.
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