Sterling Heights police say suspected gunman died by suicide after shooting 34-year-old in face

Victim in critical condition

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the face and the suspected gunman died by suicide in Sterling Heights.

At 4:15 p.m. on Friday (July 29) police were called to the 34760 block of Aqua Lane in Sterling Heights on reports of a shooting.

When they arrived they found the 35-year-old man shot and learned a 20-year-old suspect had fled on foot toward Maple Grove Apartments.

Police found the 20-year-old suspect hiding near a dumpster. Police said they tried to convince him to surrender but he died by suicide.

The 34-year-old man was transported to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sterling Heights Police Department Investigations Bureau at 586-446-2825.

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