Update: ‘Armed and Dangerous’ suspect taken into custody

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Person of interest in homicide Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa. GRPD photo.

UPDATE: Following an arrest warrant on June 7 for open murder, 27-year-old Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa was located in the Chicagoland area and is now in police custody

Person of interest in homicide Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa. GRPD photo.

On June 9, at approximately 7 p.m., GRPD issued a statement extending its thanks to the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and personnel in Cook County, Illinois. Bernal-Sosa, is currently lodged in Illinois.

His arrest comes in response to an incident that occurred on May 31, 2023. At approximately 3:20 p.m. that day, officers were called to area of Commerce Ave. and Goodrich Streets, in SW Grand Rapids on reports of the sound of gunfire. Police located victim Leah Marie Gomez, a 22-year-old female, in the 300 block of Commerce Ave., SW. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an autopsy by the Kent County Medical Examiner, the death has been ruled a homicide.  A child that was in the car at the time of the shooting was unharmed.

 

 

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