Murder suspect surrenders after 7-hour standoff with cops, FBI

A barricaded man surrendered after a lengthy standoff in Detroit today.

- A man wanted for murder was arrested after a six-hour standoff with police and the FBI.

Earlier on Friday, law enforcement surrounded an abandoned house on Dawes near Livernois for a suspect in a Grand Rapids murder of a mother of two. Police had watched the house since the day before.

Inside the house and the reason for all this: Jermaine Cooper. A man wanted for the murder of Melissa Moore, a mother of two boys who was killed in Grand Rapids back on the early morning of Nov. 6.

"He didn't want to come out, it was scary so we decided to stay low," said neighbor Shevonne Jones. "We heard over loud speakers to come out with arms up," Jones said. "And then loud bombs and flash grenades."

In the span of 15 minutes, one could hear about 20 shots fired at the house breaking out windows.

"You could hear the police saying that they had his mom was on the phone and they wanted him to come out," Jones said.

Other family members of the suspect were also at scene, reacting to every tactic deployed by those trying to get Cooper out.

Finally, roughly six hours after it all began, minutes after smoke from a tear gas canister floated over the house, Cooper emerged, escorted by police in handcuffs.

The house he had chosen in Detroit some neighbors thought was abandoned, but later FOX 2 learned his cousin was staying there.
 


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