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Murder suspect arrested in Detroit after hours-long standoff

DETROIT, Mich.-- The FBI has confirmed that murder suspect Jermaine Cooper is in custody after an hours-long standoff on Detroit's west side Friday, according to a tweet by CBS affiliate WWJ.


The standoff began before 8 a.m. on Friday and continued for hours after authorities tried to execute an arrest warrant on Jermaine Cooper, according to an FBI spokesman.

Before he was taken into custody, the station reported that family members on the scene screamed out to him that they loved him.

Cooper, 35, is suspected of murdering of Melissa Moore, a 31-year-old from Holland, Mich., in Grand Rapids on the morning of Nov. 6.

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 killing, police in western Michigan were considering the suspect armed and dangerous, CBS affiliate WWMT reported, and warned members of the public not to approach him.

During the Friday morning standoff, a negotiator spoke on loudspeaker, repeatedly asking the man to give himself up, and authorities fired tear gas into the home , CBS Detroit reported.

The station reported that street sweepers in the area called police after witnessing the shooting. Later that night, Grand Rapids Police and a SWAT team surrounded a home trying to locate a suspect in the case.

Following the nearly 8-hour standoff, police went in and found nobody inside.