OAK PARK, Mich (FOX 2) - Just one day after a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in his Oak Park home, police confirm they have arrested 23-year-old Devante Bailey.
Around 5:30 p.m. police arrested Bailey just a few blocks from where the murder happened on Berkley and Dartmouth.
Reporters were driving through the Oak Park neighborhood trying to find the victim's family but instead saw police had the intersection on Berkley and Dartmouth blocked off. Video shows Oak Pak police taking the murder suspect into custody Sunday.
"We had officers around the perimeter of the location, he exited the house on his own, I don't believe he knew we were outside, when we ordered him down to the ground to surrender, he retreated back inside the house," Lt. Troy Taylor said.
Within minutes, he came back out and surrendered to police.
The house he was in was vacant and under renovation but there were some clues that Gordon Waterstone and his family picked up on. Waterstone and his family members tipped off police after they found out about the murder in their neighborhood.
"We went around the backyard, we saw the grass trampled, the fence, the kick marks in the door," Waterstone said. "My brother saw it online he said, ‘Look this happened just a block over,' that's when we really started thinking and putting things together."
I'm glad this worked out. You see something you say something."
Police say Bailey is from Alabama and has only been in Michigan for a few months. He was living at the house where the murder took place with his girlfriend and her family; her brother, the victim, also lived there.
Bailey ran away after the murder but, "There was nowhere for him to go, so this made logical sense and started putting everything together," Lt. Taylor said.
"I know how dangerous they thought he was. Glad just glad he came out peacefully, peaceful as it was," Waterstone said.
Police did recover a weapon, and they are working to do determine if it's the weapon that was used in the murder.