Barricaded gunman situation over in Holly Township: One suspect found dead, second surrendered

State police say the pair were suspects in an early carjacking

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HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Homeowners in the area of East Maple Street in Holly Township were asked to shelter in place due to a barricaded gunman situation, according to Michigan State Police.

The incident is the result of a pursuit of a carjacking suspect, MSP says in a tweet.

Update: Monroe County carjacking suspects barricaded in Holly Township home, authorities say

State police said the suspect ran into a home. Troopers and local enforcement have responded to the incident.

According to a preliminary investigation, police said someone called 911 and reported seeing a man and woman in a stolen mini van. The caller spotted the vehicle entering a rest area on northbound I-75 before Holly Road.

Troopers attempted a traffic stop and the suspects fled to the East Holly exit.

State police said the suspects continued at high speed, with troopers losing sight of the van. As troopers continued down Holly Road, they saw a vehicle with crash damage along the side of the road and a second vehicle further down the road. The van was found in the front yard of a home.

Police said the drivers of the two vehicles had non-life threatening injuries and were transported.

The suspects were spotted running into an occupied home. The homeowners were released unharmed, police said.

At 11:30 p.m. Michigan State Police issued an update saying a female suspect had surrendered and turned herself in.

An hour later, bomb squad robot was then sent into the home to locate the male suspect. Police say he was found dead from a gunshot wound.

Police say the road will remain closed as they investigate.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.