Man frustrated by assault fires shotgun in Royal Oak Township yard, flees into home before arrest

22-year-old Royal Oak Township man arrested

Weapons recovered June 15, 2021, from an incident in Royal Oak Township.
Weapons recovered June 15, 2021, from an incident in Royal Oak Township. (Michigan State Police)

ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man who was frustrated after being assaulted fired a shotgun in a Royal Oak Township yard and fled into a home before police arrested him, officials said.

A Michigan State Police trooper heard a gunshot around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 15) in the area of Bethlawn and Pasadena streets, according to authorities.

The trooper saw a 22-year-old Royal Oak Township man holding a shotgun in the front yard of a home, police said. When the trooper asked the man to drop the shotgun, the man initially refused, according to officials.

After he was ordered several times to drop the shotgun, the man finally complied and ran into the home, police said. Other troopers arrived and learned from witnesses at the scene that the man had other weapons inside the home, state police said.

Troopers set up a perimeter and tried to convince the man to surrender. He finally came out after about 45 minutes and was taken into custody, authorities said.

According to state police, the man had been the victim of an assault and was firing his gun into the air in frustration.

Troopers found and seized a handgun from inside the home.

Officials evaluated the man for injuries sustained in the assault, and he was taken to Providence Hospital in Southfield, police said.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case.


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