DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A man wanted in connection with a Grand Rapids killing has been arrested following a seven-hour standoff with police and federal agents in Detroit.

FBI spokeswoman Jill Washburn said 35-year-old Jermaine Cooper was turned over to Grand Rapids police on Friday and was headed back to Grand Rapids to face an open murder charge.

(credit: Grand Rapids Police Department)

(credit: Grand Rapids Police Department)

The tense situation began early Friday on Dawes Street— near Joy Road and Wyoming Avenue, on the city’s west side — when authorities attempted to execute a search warrant at a house.

A negotiator spoke on a loudspeaker and tear gas was fired into the home.

Grand Rapids police Lt. Scott Weitzel said Cooper was being sought as suspect in the Nov. 6 shooting death of 31-year-old Melissa Moore of Holland.

Police eventually got Cooper out of the house at around 1 p.m. without any shots fired.  No one was hurt.

During the standoff, police told Cooper that his family was worried about him.

WWJ’s Laura Bonnell reported that family members were screaming as they brought him out in handcuffs.

“I love you, baby! I love you!” a woman shouted.

Moore was killed last month. According to police, she and Cooper had a child together.


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