February 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Man fatally shot by police after standoff at Ecorse mobile home park

Ecorse —A 48-year-old man was fatally shot by police Tuesday at a mobile home park after a standoff with a SWAT team.

A maintenance employee at June’s Mobile Home Park called at 8:56 a.m., reporting a resident acting distraught and 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 — that includes 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

“No further information is available at this time pending complete investigation from the Michigan State Police,” he added.

“This is a real high profile incident but you prepare for these types of things,” said Moore. “These are things you are trained for and our officers handled everything like they were supposed to.”

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