GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan’s second-largest city so far has 14 homicides this year, the most since 18 were committed in 2013.

Grand Rapids police Lt. Kristen Rogers tells WOOD-TV that it doesn’t mean the city is less safe. She says, “You have to look at the individual cases.”

A tow truck driver, Gerald Love, was fatally shot Monday night. His family says he was responding to a call about keys locked in a car. His funeral is scheduled for next Saturday.

Seven of the 14 homicides this year are unsolved. Police say cooperation from witnesses is critical to closing cases.

WOOD-TV says Grand Rapids had 13 homicides last year, 10 in 2015 and seven in 2014.


Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com

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