Man Found Dead in Meijer Parking Lot After Standoff With Police
One man is dead following an hours-long standoff with police in the parking lot of a Meijer store.
The incident occurred Sunday afternoon (5/21) at the Meijer store on Grand River near I-96 in Brighton.
What are the Details?
Police were contacted Sunday to investigate a U-Haul truck that had been reported stolen and a travel trailer which were both parked in the parking lot of the Meijer store.
According to CBS Detroit, the man who was reported as the registered owner of the travel trailer had several warrants for his arrest, including felony weapon charges. Police say he was also the named suspect in the theft of the U-Haul trailer.
After unsuccessful attempts to contact the trailer's occupants, Brighton police called for backup and established a perimeter around the vehicles. Officers then made contact with the woman who had been holed up inside the trailer, and she eventually agreed to come out.
Standoff With Police
The man, however, would not exit the vehicle. Police attempted to negotiate with the man for about a half hour before his phone was disconnected.
After several hours of unsuccessful attempts to contact the man, a SWAT team entered the trailer and found the man dead. Police believe he had taken his own life.
Brighton Police Issue a Statement After Sunday's Incident
"During the incident there were no children involved. Also, there were no reported injuries to officers on scene, citizens, and at no point were shots fired by police or at police."