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Police fire on subject following disturbance in Roseville

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 3, 2019

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ROSEVILLE — Roseville police officers fired on a subject, missing him, and took him into custody during an encounter Sept. 2.

Officers arrived on the scene on Masonic Boulevard, east of Kelly Road, at approximately 11:03 p.m. in response to calls regarding an individual creating a disturbance. Upon arrival, police said, they encountered a 26-year-old man armed with a handgun.

“It’s ongoing right now. The officers responded to an unwanted guest who was creating a disturbance at a residence he was familiar with,” said Roseville Deputy Police Chief Mitch Berlin. “He was disrupting the family’s peace.”

According to police, the subject pointed his handgun at the officers, who then discharged their weapons in response. The subject was not hit and attempted to flee on foot before being tackled by the officers, according to a police press release. He was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Neither the officers nor any bystanders were reported to be injured. Police said during the early afternoon Sept. 3 that the subject had been released from the hospital and was in custody at the Roseville Police Department.

The Roseville Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and charges are forthcoming for the subject. Berlin said the department is looking into the officers’ use of potentially deadly force, but thus far, he said, it appeared they were justified.