By Grand Rapids Reader
November 8, 2015 6:59 p.m.
On Friday morning in Grand Rapids, as early morning trash was being picked up, 31-year-old Melissa Moore (white) was shot dead on the streets of Knapp and Truxton. Sanitation workers witnessed the killing, and gave a description. Later that night, police surrounded an apartment complex. Witnesses said police were calling for a “Jermaine Cooper, come out with your hands up!”
No such luck, as the residence turned out to be absent Cooper. That’s the only reference police have made (unofficially) about a suspect.
Photos on WOODTV.com show a pic of Moore posing with a black male. With Jermaine Cooper being a suspect, sounds like another white woman losing her life associating with a [black].
N.S.: Grand Rapids, the childhood and longtime home of President Gerald R. Ford, has been destroyed, and turned into a Jim Snow diversitopia.
Things stated going downhill during the 1960s, and the city’s fate was sealed when copycat blacks rioted there in 1967, following Detroit’s fatal black riot.
Today, although the city of 193,792 (Census Bureau 2014 est.) is 59.0% non-Hispanic white, it is 20.9% black, a toxic level. Its 15.6% official Hispanic population is merely so much gravy.
Killer on the loose after deadly GR shooting
November 6, 2015, 10:56 p.m.
Updated November 7, 2015, 2:29 a.m.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The woman shot and killed on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids Friday morning was 31-year-old Melissa Moore from Holland, police confirmed Friday evening.
Moore was shot and killed near Knapp Street and Truxton Drive NE at around 4:15 a.m. Grand Rapids police had not arrested a suspect as of late Friday evening.
“I don’t know anything right now,” said one of the victim’s sisters who asked not to be identified. “I can’t even think right now.”
The sister said Moore had been living in Holland and was working at an area restaurant. She did not know why Moore was in Grand Rapids the morning of the shooting.
Moore leaves behind two children, ages 11 and 15, the sister said.
“She was so caring…she loved her kids so much,” the sister said. “She lived for her kids.”
Police have identified a suspect, according to the sister who declined to elaborate further. She says the suspect is a male acquaintance of the victim.
Investigators have only said that the shooter fled the scene in a dark vehicle. The crime was witnessed by a City of Grand Rapids street sweeping crew.
“People saw him do it,” the sister said of the possible suspect.
Still, the family has no understanding of what might have prompted the violence.
“No clue. No reason. No why,” the sister said. “She was so smart, and funny, and loving, — such a good mother, a good sister, just a beautiful person.”
Family members of the victim from out of state are now working to travel home as the family makes funeral arrangements.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.