Killer Committed Suicide in Gunfight

By Dave Leval

Killer Committed Suicide in Gunfight

September 12, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM EDT

PONTIAC, MI (My TV20 News at 10) --- The man who killed a West Bloomfield police officer took his own life.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner claims 50-year-old Ricky Coley killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

Coley's death Monday came during a nearly 20 hour standoff with law enforcement officers at his home.

That included an exchange of several hundred shots between both sides.

It started late Sunday night when Coley shot and killed Officer Patrick O'Rourke, 39, after he and others responded to a disturbance at the house.

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