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Officer Killed
(2008-03-11)
(wgvu) - 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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