YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was barricaded inside an Ypsilanti Township apartment for 12 hours after he fired shots at his girlfriend because she was moving out, officials said.
Police were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday (June 1) to the Laurel Bay Apartments in the 1600 block of Laurel Bay Drive off of Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township.
A 37-year-old Ypsilanti Township man had gotten angry with his girlfriend because she was moving out, according to authorities. She and a friend were leaving when the man shot up their vehicle, police said.
Neither the woman nor her friend were injured in the shooting, according to officials.
When deputies arrived, the man retreated back into his apartment, and remained there until some time Thursday morning, authorities said.
“After hours of discussion with the barricaded subject, communication ceased several hours ago,” authorities said in a release. “Crisis negotiators on scene have been working to reestablish contact but were unable to do so. A short time ago, staff discovered the 37-year-old Ypsilanti Township man had taken his own life sometime this morning.”
Neighbors in the area and within the complex were evacuated, and residents were asked to avoid the location.
A large police presence will remain on scene for a few hours, but residents will be allowed to return home as soon as the investigation is completed, according to officials.