HOLLY, MI – For several hours on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, a male and female suspect had a neighborhood in lockdown status after they barricaded themselves in a home in the Village of Holly.
Michigan State Police stated that a male suspect and a female suspect were seen in a stolen minivan by a tipster on Tuesday afternoon. That tipster called 911 to alert authorities.
The caller saw the vehicle enter a rest area before Holly Road on Northbound I-75. Troopers attempted a traffic stop but the suspects fled. Troopers pursued the vehicle to the E. Holly exit. The suspects continued at a high rate of speed. Troopers then lost sight of the minivan.
As the troopers continued on Holly Road, they noticed a vehicle with crash damage along the side of the road and further up the road was a second damaged vehicle. Trooper then saw the stolen minivan in the front yard of a home.
The drivers of the two damaged vehicles had non life threatening injuries and were transported out of the area.
In trying to located the suspects who were now on foot, troopers saw the suspects flee into a house. Not long after, the homeowners were released unharmed. When and where it was possible, residents in the immediate area were evacuated once authorities arrived in the area.
Holly Police, Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police Aviation, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and a SWAT team quickly descended on the area to secure it and where they could begin negotiating with the suspects.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., the female suspect surrendered and was taken into custody. The male suspect fired at law enforcement, but remained in the house.
After no response from the male suspect, a bomb squad robot was sent into the home where it located the male suspect dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
The Third District Incident Response Team will be handling the investigation.