Suspect Taken into Custody After Firing at Police Near Meridian Mall

Suspect Taken into Custody After Firing at Police Near Meridian Mall

UPDATE: MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - The suspect has been identified as Michael Roderick Stumpf.

While being treated following the incident at a nearby hospital, the suspect attempted to escape police custody. Medical staff and police were able to gain control of the suspect.

Stumpf is a habitual offender and was arraigned on the following charges:

-Receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle
-Carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent
-Felony in possession of a firearm
-Two counts of Felony Firearm - second offense
-Resisting and Obstructing
-Failure to stop at a personal injury accident
-Reckless use of a firearm

The suspect is currently being held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond at the Ingham County Jail.



ORIGINAL STORY: MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - On Saturday, December 12th, police arrested a suspect after he fired a rifle while surrounded by police officers.

The altercation took place after police responded to a traffic crash involving two cars around noon at the Marsh Road and Central Park Drive intersection.

One driver, a 32-year-old male from Okemos, fled the scene with a rifle. The suspect then barricaded himself on the roof of the Chili’s restaurant near the scene.

Police set up a perimeter and attempted to negotiate with the suspect while bystanders were moved to safety.

The Ingham Regional Special Response Team assisted in efforts and the suspect fired one round during the incident.

Officers did not fire back and were able to take the suspect into custody using less lethal means with the special response team’s help.

In a press release from the Meridian Township Police Department, the department thanked the Michigan State University Police Department, the East Lansing Police Department, the Ingham County Sheriffs Department and the Michigan State Police for assisting during the incident.

This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with more information regarding the incident is requested to contact the Meridian Township Police Department.

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