Man Killed After Firing at Michigan Officers


Roseville police said a man was shot and killed when he exchanged gunfire with officers Monday evening.

Police were responding to a domestic situation at a home in the 17000 block of Eastland Street, near Utica Road.

Police said that when officers arrived at the home they were met by a 42-year-old man armed with a shotgun.

Margo Belleman is a neighbor who heard the disturbance.

"I heard what I thought were fireworks from the kids, which they do at times, and then when I heard more, I figured there was a problem and I looked out my front window and there was a police car and the policemen were out and had their guns out," Belleman said.

The man fired several rounds at the officers, police said.

Then, the man pointed the gun at a neighbor who had just arrived home, police said.

Roseville Police Chief Michael Pachla said officers shot the gunman.

"Striking the individual at least once and maybe more, and he is deceased," Pachla said.

Pachla added officers opened fire because they feared for the neighbor's safety, and for the safety of the surrounding neighborhood.

The gunman was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Macomb County Prosecutors Office is investigating the shooting.

No officers were shot or injured.

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