Police kill suspect after Kentwood woman dies in domestic dispute

Posted at 11:04 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 23:04:45-04

KENTWOOD, Mich. — Two people are dead after police say they responded to a domestic violence call Friday evening.

Police told FOX 17 they responded to a domestic assault call in the 3300 block of Pheasant Ridge Avenue. Police say through a window, they saw a lot of blood in the apartment. Once inside they found a 41-year-old woman unresponsive. Attempts to revive her failed and she was pronounced dead.

Police said they tracked the 43-year-old suspect by following footprints in the snow, leading them to Breton Road where the suspect threatened the officers with a knife.  After a few minutes of trying to calm him down, deputies shot the suspect. He was taken to the hospital, where he was also pronounced dead.

Police say a 7-year-old boy was found inside the apartment unharmed. The child was taken into the care of Child Protective Services.

Names of those killed are not being released until family members are notified. The name of the officer involved in the shooting is also not being released at the time.

Kentwood police are investigating the homicide while the Kent County Sheriff's Department will investigate the officer-involved shooting. More information will be released on Monday.