Report explains Grand Rapids officer's actions after shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

More information has been released about the firing of a Grand Rapids police officer following the shooting death of a colleague.

The Grand Rapids Press has used a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain a copy of an internal report by police investigators.

Two officers arrested Jeffrey VanVels after Officer Robert Kozminski was killed by a shotgun blast outside VanVels' home last July.

The report says minutes after VanVels was removed, former Officer Matthew Dwyer startled others by firing a shot toward VanVels' house that lodged in a window frame.

Dwyer says he saw someone inside with a gun.

Investigators say a dog was the only living creature inside the home at the time.

VanVels was convicted last week of first-degree murder.


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