ROSEVILLE, Mich. - At approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, a 41-year old Roseville resident contacted our emergency dispatch center claiming to have a gun and a plan to kill the first cop he saw.
Roseville Officers responded to the scene in the 26000 block of Ridgemont Street and set up a perimeter around the subject's home as dispatchers tried to talk the man into giving himself up.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. the man exited the home armed with a handgun and pointed it up and down the street before firing a single round into the air and screaming at the officers on scene to shoot him. The officers on scene, who were concealed about the area, maintained their positions and did not return fire despite the danger.
The man reentered his home where sporadic phone contact was maintained for the next hour between the subject and a negotiator to no avail.
At 9:00 p.m. the subject exited his home with the handgun and began walking down the street waving the gun around, demanding that officers kill him. The man, apparently not knowing the exact location of the concealed officers, was never able to point the gun directly at an individual officer, but he continually waved it around in an attempt to elicit a response. As the man approached Sergeants Stephen Starr and Brian Shock, he was shot and subdued with a TASER device, which incapacitated him.
He was taken into custody without further incident or injury and has been transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation. It is unlikely he will face any criminal charges due to his mental incapacitation.
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