Intruder With Semi-Automatic Weapons Killed In Home Invasion Sparked By Love Triangle

August 09, 2019 - 10:43 am
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WARREN (WWJ) - A man armed with two semi-automatic weapons was killed during a home invasion in Warren that police say stemmed from a love triangle. 

The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. Friday at a home on Blancke Drive, in a neighborhood along Hoover Road south of 13 Mile Road. 

Police say a 26-year-old intruder broke into the home and got into a struggle with a 20-year-old man who lives there. During the struggle, both men were shot.

The suspect, from Detroit, received a fatal wound and was declared dead at the scene. The resident was shot twice, in the finger and thigh, and was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. 

Officers found the suspect near the doorway of the master bedroom surrounded by several $100 bills.

A 29-year-old woman, from Detroit, who was found near the home was also taken into custody. Police say she was involved in a "love triangle" with both men, though their exact relationships weren't immediately clear. 

Neighbor Bailey Johns said all the commotion cut through silence in the middle of the night. 

"My son woke up to go to the bathroom and we heard something that sounded, like, almost in my house and I got up to look out my window and I just seen swarmed with cops," Johns told WWJ's Charlie Langton.

Johns said a couple lives in the home with their three children, ages 20, 13 and 10.

The incident remains under investigation.

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