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Monday, January 24, 2011

Grand Rapids man fatally gunned down by father

1-21-2011 Michigan:

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a 31-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday evening, and the person who shot him was none other that his own father.

The shooting took place at approximately 4:45pm inside a residence, located in the 1300 block of Sylvan SE. The victim, identified as Brandon O’Connor of Grand Rapids, sustained numerous gunshot wounds.

Grand Rapids police say that following the shooting, the victim’s dad grabbed a phone, dialed 9-1-1, and told dispatchers what he did.

Police say that the man had identified himself as the father. They took him in for questioning and found the victim inside the residence.

The victim was taken to Spectrum Butterworth, where he was pronounced dead.

The 54-year-old father has been identified as Garry McGhee, who did not have a rap sheet of any kind.

The victim had resided at the house; however, he had recently moved out. The father and the son have engaged in some sort of dispute, which brought about threats of violence before the shots were fired. This pertained to the victim’s history, which dates back to around 15 years, ever since his adolescent times.

It was also learned that the victim has a lengthy rap sheet that mentions weapon and assault charges. Further, he is a registered sex offender (RSO) for a crime he committed at the age of 14. Court documents also revealed that he had many different aliases. Hence, he was no stranger to the law.

The father was released from custody Wednesday night after he told authorities that he acted in self-defense.

According to cops, they feel relaxed about the father’s release following the shooting. The Kent County Prosecutor's office declared that it has not received any paperwork regarding the incident, and no further statement was given.

No charges have been filed and the investigation of this case is now being reviewed. ..Source.. BASHIR BAKHTIARI

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