DETROIT (WJBK) - A man suspected of carjacking different people across Metro Detroit died Wednesday morning after trying to carjack a fourth driver, who wound up being an undercover Michigan State Trooper.
Allan Farris, 56, has been identified by police as the man responsible for the crime spree that started around 9 p.m. in Canton.
Here's the timeline of events as police tried to track him down across Detroit.
9:00 p.m.: Canton police said shots were fired near a Salvation Army store on Joy and Morton Taylor Road during an attempted carjacking. The woman who owned the car his by a bullet and is in stable condition.
9:15 p.m.: police were called to another home invasion and shooting where a woman was shot. She's in good condition but the suspect drove off in the woman's car.
Shortly after, Police tracked Farris to the Northville area in the stolen vehicle where Farris refused to stop, crashed the car and then ran on foot. Shortly after, police received another report of a carjacking and kidnapping in Northville Township. Police said he later dropped off the woman off in Highland Park.
3:30 a.m.: police said he attempted to carjack another driver - who turned out to be an undercover state trooper.
7:20 a.m.: He exchanged gunshots with the trooper and Farris hid behind a shed. Four hours later, MSP troopers spotted him hiding behind the shed and tried to use non-lethal force to take him down. Farris and MSP exchanged gunshots again and he was later found dead.
No MSP troopers were injured in the shooting. The state police involved in the shootings have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation
"He kidnaped someone? I don't know about the kidnapping. But the cops? I really don't care for them. They didn't have to kill him. They could have sat him down, talked to him about it. [Send him to prison] for 5, 6 years. You don't have to kill everybody. Everybody don't deserve to die," his nephew, Ibrahiim Blair, said.
Court records show that just one day earlier, he allegedly posted bond after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and malicious distraction of property.
Details of that incident are sketchy but Blair says he was a reliable member of their family.
"He was a cool uncle. He was like a superman in our family. If we had a problem I know we would come through. He was Mr. untouchable," his niece, Darshana Farris, said.
Court records show that Allan Farris was on the sex registry list. Whether that played a role in any of this remains to be seen.
Police do not confirm a motive and an investigation as to what exactly happened is still underway.