ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – More details are being revealed about Monday night’s police standoff where an armed man exchanged bullets with officers before he was fatally shot.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday near Utica Road and 12 Mile in Roseville.
Roseville deputy police chief James Berlin tells WWJ’s Ron Dewey the standoff resulted from a combination of alcohol, relationship issues and firearms.
“For whatever reason, those issues culminated causing him to, you know, grab a weapon, go outside and begin shooting,” Berlin said.
The officers disabled the man’s shotgun as bullets were flying, but he was still armed with a handgun.
“At least one of the rounds the man fired was found approximately six hundred yards [away], inside of another home,” Berlin said.
Luckly, no one was in that house at the time.
Police were just taking cover when the gunman’s next door neighbor pulled into her half of the duplex and the man pointed his gun in her direction. That’s when police opened fire on the man, killing him.
Tuesday’s incident was the second in as many days where officers have been fired upon in Metro Detroit. Sunday, a gunman was killed after wounding four officers in a barrage of gunfire at Detroit’s sixth precinct.