Police shot and killed a gun suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a childcare dispute and firing shots at Detroit police on Tuesday during an early shooting.
Members of the Detroit Police Department’s Special Responsible Team approached the 28-year-old man at about 7 a.m. while holding an AR-15 rifle in an SUV in a parking lot on the city’s east side, Chief James Craig said in the morning press. conference.
Craig said when officers asked the gun to drop the gun and raise his hand, the suspect shook his head indicating the gender, “exchanging guns between the subject and several SRT officers”.
No officers were injured during the shooting, but the man, who was not named, was declared dead on the spot.
Investigators believe the suspect in domestic violence had previously killed her child’s mother and planned to lose the life of a police officer.
The 28-year-old man allegedly also fired four shots hours earlier at the police station’s District 5 building before fleeing the scene and shooting to patrol the cars.
“They knew there was a very dangerous suspect going into this,” Craig told reporters.
The 28-year-old male suspect was shot dead by police around 7 a.m. Tuesday. Not yet named by police (pictured shows an officer at the scene of the fatal shooting)
Officers in the department’s special response group approached the 28-year-old man at about 7 a.m. while holding an AR-15 rifle in an SUV. The shooting exploded after he allegedly refused to drop the gun
The ordeal first began around 11:15 p.m., Monday, when police responded to the deadly shooting of a 28-year-old mother near the Grand River and Warren streets.
Craig said the mother, who has yet to be named publicly, was killed in a debate over childcare.
The ordeal began Monday night around 11:15 p.m., when police responded to the deadly shooting of a 28-year-old mother near Grand River and Warren streets, according to Chief of Police James Craig (above).
By the time the police arrived at the scene of the shooting, the suspect had already fled.
Then, hours later, at 5:15 a.m., police said the same suspect drove “very bravely” in a black SUV to the Detroit Police Department’s District 5 building on Conner and Mack streets.
“He’ll pull him up to the police,” Craig said Tuesday. He gets out with a powerful gun, leans over the hood, and starts four shots at the police.
According to the Chief of Police, it is not clear why the suspect chose the District 5 building, adding that investigators are currently unaware of the [station] and the suspect.
The police officer in the building took him as a lieutenant and asked for help, to which several units responded.
Meanwhile, the suspect drove away and allegedly fired at a fleeing police car, smashing the car’s windshield.
The team car officer was injured after being cut through a flying glass, Craig said.
Hours before the deadly shooting, the suspect allegedly murdered his child’s wife during his detention and later opened fire in the Detroit PD District 5 building (above).
The man reportedly drove off the area and fired at least one patrol car, smashing the windshield. The officer behind the will was cut with shards of glass, officials said
Investigators believe the suspect in domestic violence has already killed his child’s mother and planned to lose the life of a police officer (pictured: Detroit Police Department special response team is behind an armored vehicle after the shooting)
The man continued his speed less than a block away and then parked in an enclosed store.
“He was just sitting,” the boss said, adding that the department’s special response team had been called at that time. Michigan Police also arrived to help with the stand.
Craig said several officers tried to contact the man, but all efforts did not yield an answer.
Officers then approached him with an armored vehicle and locked his vehicle in the batch to prevent him from leaving.
As officers approached, they reportedly saw the man holding the AR-15 rifle in his chest.
Police ordered the man to show his hand, but he shook his head in a “negative sense,” Craig said. The man was then shot dead by police during a shooting.
After the man was struck, officers immediately implemented life-saving measures, but ultimately were unsuccessful.
It is not clear how many shots were fired in the deadly exchange. Craig said police are still investigating the case.
After allegedly killing her children’s mother late Monday, the man allegedly sent text messages to the victim’s family.
Rewording these messages on Tuesday, Craig said, “I said I was going to kill this victim if my child was taken away,” and then referred to police and the judge.
Officers then approached the man in an armored vehicle and locked his vehicle in the batch to prevent him from leaving. Investigators said they tried to contact the man several times but were unsuccessful
After the man was shot, the officers immediately implemented life-saving measures, but ultimately were unsuccessful.
Craig said it was still unclear why he targeted District 5, saying it could be related to the police he mentioned in the SMS sent to the victim.
“The facts may change if we get better into the investigation,” Craig said. – We know that now.
The police chief added that when officers followed, the suspect turned on his turn signals and knocked on his brake lights – a tactic that shooters use when they try to lure the police.
“We thought that if the patrols visited, he would have picked them up, and that is exactly what happened when the Special Response Team responded. But they came in with armored vehicles, ”Craig said. “If he had escaped, there could have been further bloodshed.”
Craig said it was his 31st barricade suspect or high-risk event for his class this year.
People who live at the scene of the shooting recalled waking up to shoot on Click On Detroit.
– I heard three shots. It sounded like an AR-15. I heard three shots. So then I quit to go for coffee, they shut everything off. “said a resident who lives in the area but was not named.