FBI in Standoff with Suspected Grand Rapids Murderer in Detroit
UPDATE: The standoff ended shortly before 1p.m. Friday. Suspected murderer Jermaine Cooper has been taken into custody.
Grand Rapids' murder suspect Jermaine Cooper is in a standoff with police on Detroit's west side Friday morning, WZZM-13 reports.
November 6th, Holland woman Melissa Moore was fatally shot on Knapp Street near Truxton Drive in the early morning hours. The deadly shooting was witnessed by a Grand Rapids street sweeping crew who saw the suspect flee in a vehicle.
Later that day, Jermaine Cooper was named as a suspect and police authorized a warrant charging him with open murder.
According to WZZM-13 the FBI is currently firing tear gas into a home on Detroit's west side, where Cooper has barricaded himself. Earlier this morning the FBI set of six flash grenades at the scene.
At one point several loud bangs and the sound of breaking glass were heard from inside the house.
The FBI is using a loud speaker to attempt to communicate with Cooper, saying
"You can end this peacefully if you simply talk to us.I know that you don't want to get hurt ... You can tell us what we can do to end this stand off."