INKSTER (WWJ) – Investigators say the gunman who opened fire inside the Inskter Police Station late Friday night was found dead just moments after the shooting.
Police say the incident happened around 11:50 p.m., when several individuals walked into the station to file a police report. Lt. Jeffery Smith said the residents were reporting that their dog had been stolen by a man who tried to run them off the road.
“It appears there was some type of a dispute over property, which then evolved into a road rage incident. The victims of that incident came to the police department for assistance, where the suspect eventually followed them to the police department,” Smith said.
As police were collecting details, the man who allegedly stole the victims’ dog entered the station and fired two rounds in the lobby before fleeing the scene. No one was injured.
Smith said the suspect was found a short time later in a neighboring city.
“Garden City police ended up spotting a vehicle that matched the description and attempted to stop that vehicle for investigative purposes. The vehicle came to a slow, rolling stop and officers discovered when they approached that the driver was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound, self-inflicted,” Smith said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Smith said police are reviewing security footage of the incident in the wake of the shooting, and the department already has plans to move into a new building by the end of the year.