Man fatally shot after walking into Dearborn police station, attempts to fire at officer

Suspect has a history of mental illness, police say

DEARBORN, Mich. – A 33-year-old male suspect is dead after a shooting occurred inside the Dearborn police station on Sunday.

According to Dearborn Police Department, the suspect entered the front entrance of the Dearborn police station at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Officials say, shortly after entering the lobby, the man removed a concealed handgun and pointed it at an officer behind the front desk.

When the man attempted to fire the gun, the officer behind the desk discharged multiple rounds that struck the man.

The scene was immediately secured and aid was given to the man.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“There are no known threats to the public or the Dearborn Police Station at this time. No officers were harmed as a result of this incident,” the department said in a statement.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Special Investigation Section was requested to investigate the incident, according to a tweet from MSP.

According to MSP, the suspect was a 33-year-old man from Dearborn.

Update: Officials say the motive of the suspect is currently unknown and that there is a history of mental illness.

According to a tweet from MSP, a 9 mm pistol was recovered from the suspect. Officials do not currently know how the weapon was obtained.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance video, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

MSP says the investigation is ongoing and pends reports from the medical examiner.

A report will be submitted to the prosecutor once the investigation is complete.

Dearborn police say the lobby of the station remains closed to the public as the investigation takes place.

Any citizens who need to request police assistance are asked to enter the police department through the glass doors on the east side of the building. Officers will be stationed at the doors.

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