SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police believe 21-year-old Lilly Xiong broke into a Shelby Township home Wednesday morning, possibly seeking revenge after a relationship ended three weeks prior.
According to authorities, Xiong broke into the home through a window at about 4 a.m. and the family’s dog woke them up.
The house is located near the intersection of 24 Mile Road and Bruce Hill Drive.
Police said the power was cut to the home and when the father went to check on the circuit breaker, Xiong allegedly shot at him with a rifle. The father wasn’t struck by a bullet and the family managed to get the gun away from Xiong.
Police said Xiong brought the rifle, a baseball bat, duct tape and was dousing the basement with lighter fluid.
She was taken into police custody. No injuries were reported.
The ex-boyfriend wasn’t home at the time of the incident. Sources told Local 4 that Xiong works with him and his family and likely knew they were not home at the time.