Ecorse —The death of a man fatally shot by police Tuesday at a mobile home park after a standoff, has been ruled a homicide by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Mary Mazur, spokeswoman for Medical Examiner’s Office, said the autopsy completed on Wednesday revealed a gunshot wound to the chest.
The medical examiner’s office has conflicting information on the identity of the man and are waiting for friends or family to come forward.
A maintenance employee at June’s Mobile Home Park called at 8:56 a.m., Tuesday reporting a resident acting distraught and said there were broken windows in his trailer, said Michael A. Moore, director of public safety for Ecorse Police and Fire.
The employee returned to the scene and called police a second time indicating that the resident was shooting at him.
Two patrol officers were dispatched to the mobile home park, located near Pepper and Southfield roads, where they found the resident agitated and shouting obscenities.
The Downriver Mutual Aid Response Team — police from Ecorse, River Rouge, Southgate and Riverview — was then called and tried to calm the man but he responded by firing at the armored vehicle and pointing a handgun at police. During the standoff, 19 response team members were at the scene.
An officer fired his weapon, killing the man, believed to be from Ohio, said Moore