GUN Police looking for homeowner after he kills home invader with AK

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2008/01/shooting_suspect_at_large_2_ar.html

    Shooting suspect at large; 2 arrested; 3rd man sought
    Posted by Art Aisner | The Ann Arbor News January 18, 2008 09:37AM
    Categories: Breaking News

    Ann Arbor Police have arrested two men they say were involved in an attempted armed robbery that led to the shooting death of an Ypsilanti man Wednesday, but the alleged shooter and a third man involved in the robbery remain at large.
    Police are searching for shooting suspect Andrew Robert Myrick.
    Investigators identified the dead man as David Issac Copeland, 29. Police arrested two Ypsilanti men, ages 29 and 22, who they say were with Copeland when he was shot numerous times at a duplex in the 1500 block of Jones Drive off Plymouth Road, said Detective Sgt. Rich Kinsey.

    Police are working with law enforcement agencies throughout lower Michigan to find Andrew Robert Myrick, the resident of the duplex.

    Police say they believe Myrick used an AK-47-type weapon to deter Copeland and three others who burst through the front door at about 9:30 p.m. Police recovered the weapon and found more than a dozen bullet holes inside and outside the home from an apparent shootout.

    Myrick, a 28-year-old University of Michigan engineering student, is known to frequent the Melvindale, Kalamazoo and Mears areas on the west side of the state, Kinsey said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

    It appeared Myrick collected some belongings and went to the U-M campus shortly after the shooting.

    On Thursday afternoon, police removed a computer believed to have been used by Myrick at Angell Hall shortly after the shooting, reports said. Police are processing it for evidence.

    University police issued crime alerts Thursday about the shooting, which occurred near North Campus, and warned students to be careful in the area and not to pick up strangers.

    Kinsey said Myrick was the target of an unsophisticated crew of robbers who wanted either cash or drugs.

    Police found one of the robbery suspects at an Ann Arbor home and another in an Ypsilanti home Thursday afternoon. They were arrested without incident. Investigators believe one of them hid in a closet when the shooting started and the others fled.

    They are at the Washtenaw County Jail pending arraignment today, officials said.
    Robbery suspect Michael Don Bailey is still at large, police said.
    The third robbery suspect has been identified as Michael Don Bailey, 20, of Ypsilanti Township. He is described as a light-skinned black man with brown hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. Police urged Myrick to turn himself in. He has had contact with area police in the past, but investigators would not elaborate.

    "The safest thing for him is to give himself up to avoid the opportunity for retaliation by anybody or getting hurt by a police officer," Kinsey said.

    Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones said officers first responded to the area of the duplex Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. after receiving multiple calls from residents about shots fired. Officers searched the area but did not find anything. Police received another call about an hour later indicating officers should check the residence and found several bullet holes on the duplex's exterior.

    Myrick is described as white, 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. No vehicles are registered in his name and police don't know of any vehicle he's known to drive.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dave Monroe at 734-996-3281 or the tip line at 734-996-3199.

    Art Aisner can be reached at [email protected] or 734-994-6823.
     
  2. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Why the hell did he flee?
     
  3. CString

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    generally if 3 guys are going to randomly bust in your door you either:
    A. Have lots of drugs b/c you're a dealer
    B. Have lots of money b/c you're a dealer
    either way, you don't want to stick around and chat with the police.
     
  4. pimpofthenation

    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    That's 15 minutes from me :eek3:
     
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    The ak made him run away.
     
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    QFT, home invasions to good people happen, but statistically, you're into drugs.
     
  7. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    DOT.

    But it could just be that he had the thoughts, what if the cops dont buy my story.
     
  8. Keesh

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    Now they really aren't going to believe it.
     
  9. pimpofthenation

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    OR he could be into some heavy shit (gambling or drug debts) and he just wacked one of the goons they sent to collect from him.... and now he's running scared.
     
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    Hail to the victors.
     

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