Police: Man who shot officer kills himself during standoff

Posted at 10:33 AM, Feb 20, 2016

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) —  Authorities say a man they accuse of shooting and injuring an officer and sparking a nearly 24-hour standoff, fatally shot himself.

The Bay City Times reports Saturday that police identified the body as that of 38-year-old Leroi Kocsis.

Police said they lost contact with Kocsis Saturday morning. He ran into his east side home around noon Friday after authorities say he fired at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant and the bullet grazed one in the back.

The officer is expected to recover.

Authorities used a battering ram to take down parts of the home and used tear gas and flash grenades.

Kocsis was arraigned last month on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person between the ages of 13 and 16.