Grand Rapids murder suspect arrested in Detroit after 7-hour standoff

FBI, police surrounded house on Dawes for hours


DETROIT – Family members of the 38-year-old murder suspect were relieved Friday afternoon when he was taken into custody in handcuffs after a 7-hour standoff with the FBI and police in Detroit.

They feared he would be killed.

The standoff began about 6 a.m. at a home in the 9100 block of Dawes on Detroit's west side. The FBI went to the home in search of Jermaine Cooper, a man wanted in connection to the deadly shooting of his girlfriend in Grand Rapids. Melissa Moore was shot and killed last month.

Neighbors were stunned Friday morning when they heard officers on the loud speaker and flash grenades. They saw officers with their weapons drawn.

Officers walked Cooper out of the house about 1 p.m. He was not injured.