MSP Troopers Avert Suicide By Cop
Taser Deployment/Domestic Assault: On 5/16 at approximately 4:15 PM troopers were dispatched to the Captain J’s @ M-10 FWY & 7 Mile Road for a domestic assault.
The victim stated she was in her vehicle on the John C Lodge Freeway with her ex-boyfriend. While they were driving down the road, the male suspect began physically assaulting the victim. The victim was able to exit onto the service drive at 7 Mile Rd. The suspect forced the victim out of the vehicle and fled southbound from the location. The victim then made her way to the Captain J’s.
The victim stated her 5 year old daughter was in the back of the vehicle when he fled the scene. The victim provided troopers with a possible address for the suspect. Troopers located the victim’s vehicle at the intersection of Strathmoor and Lyndon on Detroit’s west side.
Troopers observed the suspect walking back to the scene where the car was recovered. The suspect had his hand in his pocket and was holding the child. The suspect was yelling he wanted troopers to kill him. A taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody.
MSP Dispatch Audio
The child was turned over to her mom at the scene unhurt. The victim had some minor injuries. The suspect was conveyed to the Detroit Detention Center pending prosecutor review.