Malik Carey, 18

Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 03, 2017

Agencies: Michigan State Police MSP | Grand Rapids Police Department Michigan

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


Grand Rapids police fatally shot a man after they say he fired at officers on the city’s southeast side.

Family members said late Wednesday evening that 18-year-old Malik Carey died as result of his injures after being shot by officers just before 1 p.m. in the 1300 block of Dickinson Street near Kalamazoo Avenue SE.

Sgt. Terry Dixon with the Grand Rapids Police Department said officers returned fire after the suspect shot at them when officers came upon the suspect’s vehicle. It’s unclear if it was a traffic stop.

The 18-year-old suspect, who is a probation absconder, was taken to the hospital where he later died as result of his injuries, Dixon said. It’s unclear how many times he was shot or where. Initially police said he was 26, but then later revised his age.

No officers were injured, GRPD said.

A weapon was recovered, but it is unclear how many shots were fired.

Grand Rapids police are not saying yet precisely how many officers open fired, but say Michigan State Police have taken over the investigation.

Officers who opened fire will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard procedure.

Police say at least one house was hit with bullets.

It appears someone else left the scene, but that person has since been accounted for, police said. Authorities are working to determine why that person fled the scene.