Man fatally shot inside Howell tattoo shop, 1 person detained

Officers found a man dead from a gunshot wound inside a Howell tattoo shop after responding to the scene for a "threats complaint," according to a release from the Howell Police Department.

The incident took place at Metro Studio Ink around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, at the 100 block of W. Grand River Ave. 

Officers detained one person who was at the scene, said Howell Police Chief Michael Dunn in the release. They are cooperating with investigators.

According to early preliminary information from sources close to FOX 2, the man who was fatally shot came into the business with a knife in a threatening manner, causing the shooter to fire their weapon.

"There is currently no threat to the public," according to police. Dunn also emphasized that the incident "did not occur near the Balloonfest event and is in no way connected to the event."

Police investigated the scene for several hours.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Green Oak Township Police Department, Hamburg Township Public Safety Department, and the Howell Area Fire Department all assisted the Howell Police Department in this case.

No other details were provided at this time. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.