TROY, Mich. – A Troy man shot his wife and killed his daughter inside a condo before fatally shooting himself as police approached his vehicle, officials said.
Police were called at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday (March 1) to a home on Brentwood Drive, near the area of Long Lake Road and Coolidge Highway in Troy. A 39-year-old woman told them that she had been shot by her 52-year-old husband, according to authorities.
The woman said she had fled to her neighbor’s condominium before her husband left the location, police said.
“That had to be really just -- (the neighbor was) alerted by pounding at your door and to bring her in and provide key information to a call taker and really help our officers, kind of guiding them to what we could do to help out,” Troy police Capt. Josh Jones said. “A ton of credit to the neighbor. A ton of credit to the victim who was shot and was able to evacuate herself from the house and alert us to what was going on.”
When officers arrived, they transferred the 39-year-old woman to a nearby hospital with a chest injury. She is expected to survive.
Police said they found a girl around 6 or 7 years old who had been shot and killed in an upstairs bedroom of the couple’s condo. She is believed to be their daughter, according to officials.
Authorities got in contact with the husband over the phone and convinced him to return to the scene to turn himself in, they said. When officers approached the vehicle, the man got out and shot himself in the head, according to police.
He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, officials said.
Investigators believe a single handgun was used in each shooting. It was recovered from the man, they said.
Troy High School and Hamilton Elementary School were briefly locked down during the incident.
Troy police continue to investigate at the scene and the hospital, but they don’t believe there is any danger to the community.
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