In the early morning hours of September 21, 2019, Grand Rapids Police were called to the 1000 Ionia on a report of a shooting. While trying to locate a victim, officers were notified that Markese Boyd, 29, had just arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck. He died later at the hospital. Markese’s family said that the shooting may have stemmed from an argument earlier in the night. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Silent Observer anonymously at 616-774-2345 or by using the Submit A Tip button on this web site.