Intruder dies in shootout on Liberal Avenue

By: April Lehmbeck | Advertiser Times | Published May 4, 2015

An armed suspect was fatally shot after midnight May 4 during a gunfight with the owner of a home in the 14900 block of Liberal Avenue.

According to Detroit police information, the suspect forced the homeowner’s girlfriend into the house at gunpoint. After the suspect forced his way inside the home with the 30-year-old woman, according to police, the homeowner grabbed a firearm and both the suspect and homeowner fired shots at each other.

The 45-year-old suspect died in the shooting, and the 46-year-old homeowner was taken to a hospital where he was listed in temporary serious condition, according to police.