Double Fatal Shooting-Suspect Dead
Dearborn Heights: Dearborn Heights Police were called to the 400 block of Yorkshire Blvd at around 2:18PM Saturday afternoon on reports of a subject firing rounds into the air from a rifle.
Arriving officers had eyes on the subject as he entered a 2nd floor apartment. The subject eventually left the apartment, still armed with a rifle and shots were fired. It is unknown if officers on the scene exchanged gunfire with the gunman, but officers reported the subject was down.
Via Michigan State Police
Homicide Investigation: On 8/29 at approximately 2:30PM Dearborn Heights PD responded to Yorkshire Street for a shooting that had occurred or was on going. Preliminary investigation revealed that one suspect shot and killed two people.
The suspect then fired on responding officers. The suspect was killed during the incident. It is undetermined at this time the cause of death. Dearborn Heights Police has requested MSP to investigate the incident.
Currently, Special Investigation Section detectives, Forensic Lab, and MSP Unmanned Aircraft are on scene. There were no other reported injuries. The investigation is in its beginning stages and more information will be released as we confirm details.
We are not identifying the suspect or victims at this time as next of kin have not been notified. Expect police in that area through the evening.
Update via MSP 8:30AM 8.30.2020: Assist to Dearborn Heights: Detectives continue their investigation this morning. Investigation revealed that Dearborn Heights Police Department was responding to a 911 call for gunshots at the Cherry Hill Village Apartments. A suspect was on a second story balcony over looking the parking lot with an AR style rifle. Dearborn Heights PD made contact with the suspect from a distance and told him to drop the weapon. The suspect shot at the police and they again gave him orders to drop the weapon. The suspect shot at officers a second time. Officers returned fire, striking and killing the suspect. Police cleared the apartment and discovered two dead women in the apartment. There were no other injuries or victims. The suspect has been identified as a 43 year old male from Dearborn Heights. The victims are a 67 year old female from Dearborn Heights, the suspects mother, and his sister, 33 year old female also from Dearborn Heights. Detectives are still trying to determine why the suspect shot and killed his family members. The suspect was in possession of an AR style rifle and had another rifle in his bedroom along with approximately 30 loaded magazines. Investigation into this incident continues.