By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Stabbing and attempted carjacking suspect Victor Gonzalez
Suspect in Walker stabbing shot by GRPD officer
March 11, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Updated: March 11, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say the suspect in a stabbing and attempted carjacking in Walker was shot by an officer.
Police say the situation began around 8:56 a.m. Officers were originally called to the area of First Street NW and Milwaukee Avenue NW.
Grand Rapids Police Sergeant Terry Dixon says the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Victor Gonzalez, was shot in the stomach. He was taken to the hospital where he is in surgery. The officer was not injured.
Grand Rapids Police surround the area of Bridge Street and Seward Avenue (March 11, 2017)
Dixon also confirmed Gonzalez is the suspect in a stabbing and attempted carjacking at the Meijer on Alpine Avenue in Walker. That incident happened Thursday night.
Grand Rapids police say they received an anonymous tip that Gonzalez was in the area of First Street and Milwaukee Avenue Saturday morning. When officers arrived, they saw him going into the Steel Cat Bar. Officers tried to speak with Gonzalez, but he fled.
Police say he then ran inside the nearby One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant at 608 Bridge Street NW. After about an hour, he tried to run out of the back of the building, where he was shot.
Michigan State Police is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Dixon would not elaborate on the confrontation between police and Gonzalez. He also would not say if the suspect was armed, saying the department will wait until MSP releases their findings.
Records show Gonzalez pleaded guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Carrying a Concealed Weapon in January, 2014. Both are felony convictions.
==24 Hour News 8’s Evan Dean contributed to this story.
GRA: This entire area is complete crap. If I could show you pictures of what it used to be 15-20 years ago and now, it would be shocking. Anyways, there's a mugshot of Gonzales on WOOD TV.com as well.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:34:00 P.M. EST