K-9 officer, suspect killed in shooting outside St. Clair Shores banquet hall

Shooting occurred near Lakeland Manor

By Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer, Priya Mann - Reporter

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday in the 26000 block of Harper Avenue.

According to authorities, the St. Clair Shores Police Department received a call from the Lakeland Manor Banquet Hall on Harper Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. regarding a man with a gun outside the hall. 

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office identifies man shot, killed by St. Clair Shores police

There were about 70 people inside the hall at the time, police said. Witnesses said it was for a baby shower.

Police arrived on the scene and witnessed a man matching the description outside the building. Police said he ignored multiple demands from officers and fled from the scene on foot. 

Axe, a K-9, was used to track the suspect, who shot the dog with a handgun, police said.

Axe, a St. Clair Shores K-9 unit, was shot and killed on Nov. 4, 2018. (WDIV)

St. Clair Shores police officers returned fire, striking the man. The man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Axe was transported to an animal hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Police investigating a deadly shooting that occurred outside a St. Clair Shores banquet hall on Nov. 4, 2018 (WDIV)

Police investigating a deadly shooting that occurred outside a St. Clair Shores banquet hall on Nov. 4, 2018 (WDIV)

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