July 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Flint police: Barricaded man who faced murder charge dead

Flint Police Chief James Tolbert, center, speaks to media with an update on the standoff with a man, Wednesday in Flint. (Jake May / The Flint Journal)

Flint One man is dead and a police officer is recovering from wounds after an 11-hour barricaded gunman situation ended late Wednesday night.

The body of the gunman was found inside the home after police used heavy machinery to rip the roof off the home on Sherman Avenue.

Police have tentatively identified the body as that of Daron Raymond Gaylor, Jr., 22, who was a wanted suspect in connection with two homicides and the wounding of an 8-year-old boy.

According to the Flint Journal, the drama began at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when Gaylor barricaded himself inside the home. Police attempted to contact Gaylor as hundreds of persons gathered a safe distance away to view the standoff.

At about 5 p.m. Michigan State Troopers entered the home at which time the gunman opened fire on them.

One trooper received non-life threatening injuries and is reportedly doing well.

Gaylor was facing charges of first degree murder, assault with intent to murder and three other gun charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a July 2 double shooting that killed Ali McZick, 28, and critically wounded Tyrell Gaylor, 19.

Police said that Tyrell Gaylor, who later died of his wounds, was Daron Gaylors cousin. An 8-year-old boy was wounded in the incident but survived.

What we can say is that we were able to use the equipment to get in the dwelling, and we have an individual who is deceased, said Flint Police Chief James Tolbert after the incident ended.

We believe it is Mr. Gaylor, but we cannot confirm at this point. This is now a crime scene and we will process it as such.

Police said they didnt yet know how Gaylor died.

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