FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – A 19-year-old suspected of brutally killing his dad and attacking two other family members, leaving them in critical condition, has been apprehended.
Police have arrested Tucker Robert Cipriano who they believe killed his 52-year-old father and brutally attacked his mother and brother.
Police Chief Chuck Nebus told WWJ’s Ron Dewey the suspect was taken into custody Monday morning after the pickup truck he was in was spotted in Keego Harbor. Police found the teen hiding at an acquaintance’s home.
Another person had been taken into custody earlier in the morning. A third person of interest was also being questioned. Police said they believe
they have everyone in custody who may have been involved in this incident.
The victim is reportedly Robert Cipriano, director of business services at Dearborn Public Schools.
Several Farmington Hills schools were on lockdown as police went door-to-door in the neighborhood of the 11 Mile Road and Orchard Lake area. Investigators were still awaiting a search warrant to further examine the site of Monday’s brutal attack, the family home on Rose Hill Drive.
Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said the son, along with another person, broke into the home just before 3 a.m., which led to the violent confrontation.
Marion Linn lived in the house next door and said the mother, Rose Cipriano, had had some trouble with her adopted son. But she was still shocked to hear what happened.
“I didn’t really think of it … that he would do anything like this. But I know that she’s had a lot of problems with him … just a kid gone wrong, I guess,” she said. “That kid would walk the streets. He just looked like trouble waiting to happen, and it finally happened.”
Linn said the Ciprianos were a very nice family who were good with their four kids.
Dearborn Schools spokesperson Dave Mustonen described Bob Cipriano as a friend and colleague who had a passion for sports. Mustonen said he regularly attended students’ games and always put the students first.