GR murder suspect arrested following standoff in Detroit

Posted at 9:21 AM, Dec 04, 2015

DETROIT (AP/CNN/WXMI) — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a woman in Grand Rapids has been arrested in Detroit after a standoff with police and federal agents.

Grand Rapids Police had served a search warrant Friday morning in Detroit in the search for Jermaine Cooper, who was wanted in the murder of Melissa Moore from November 6th. Cooper barricaded himself in the abandoned home for about seven hours.

FBI spokeswoman Jill Washburn says the man was turned over to Grand Rapids police on Friday.

During the standoff, police told the man that his family was worried about him.

Melissa Doris Moore, 31, of Holland.

Melissa Doris Moore, 31, of Holland.

The victim's family had no clue where he might be hiding.

"I thought he was in another state, plus he has a history of hiding from police from all of his history," said Moore's aunt.

The seven hour standoff shocked nearby neighbors.

Cooper was taken into custody around 1:00 p.m. and is being turned over to Grand Rapids police.  He was not injured during the standoff.

A fundraiser to start a memorial trust for Moore's two sons will be at Bam Bowling Alley on December 20th from 2-5pm in Holland.