This is shocking and beyond belief. A suspect has been arrested for opening fire and its an FBI agent.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids police have arrested a man they say opened fire inside a gym in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 6.
It happened around 2 a.m. at Planet Fitness on 28th Street. Police say a 35-year-old man walked into the gym and fired three shots.
At the time, around seven people were inside, but none of them were hurt.
Investigators say the suspect, a current employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shot at a police sergeant who was attempting to make contact with the suspect. Seconds later, the man was seen in a parking lot north of Center Point Mall, where he was arrested at gunpoint. Officers did not fire any shots.
Police say they’ve notified the FBI in Detroit.
The suspect is being questioned about what led up to that shooting.
Planet Fitness released the following statement:
“We can confirm the isolated incident that took place early this morning at the Planet Fitness location in Grand Rapids. We can also confirm that no shots were fired inside the club, and that no one was injured. The suspect is currently in custody and we are grateful for the local authorities’ swift action and response. As this is an ongoing investigation, any further inquiries should be directed to the Grand Rapids Police Department.”
If you have any information on the shooting, contact Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3600 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.