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Police: Motive unknown after mother, boyfriend are killed by 19-year-old son

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 02, 2022

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Harper Woods police have confirmed two people were killed Friday afternoon in a shooting involving a barricaded 19-year-old gunman. The victims are a 45-year-old woman and 52-year-old man. The 19-year-old has been identified as the son of the deceased 45-year-old woman.

Harper Woods police were dispatched to a home on Woodside Street between Beaconsfield Street and Landsdowne Avenue Friday afternoon for reports of shots fired.

After barricading himself inside the home, Harper Woods police and Grosse Pointe's SRT (Special Response Team) were activated due to the barricaded nature of the incident.

A law enforcement source says the suspect did not surrender. The source says the suspect went outside to light a cigarette and put a gun in his lap.

While outside, police shot the 19-year-old suspect with a 40 mm non-lethal round and took him into custody.

At this time, police have not identified a motive and are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death.

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old suspect.