Grand Rapids has 14 homicides so far, most since 18 in 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Michigan's second-largest city so far has 14 homicides this year, the most since 18 were committed in 2013.

Grand Rapids police Lt. Kristen Rogers told WOOD-TV that it doesn't mean the city is less safe. She said, "You have to look at the individual cases."

A tow truck driver, Gerald Love, was fatally shot Monday night. His family says he was responding to a call about keys locked in a car. His funeral is scheduled for next Saturday.

Seven of the 14 homicides this year are unsolved. Police say cooperation from witnesses is critical to closing cases.

WOOD-TV said Grand Rapids had 13 homicides last year, 10 in 2015 and seven in 2014.

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