1/24/2007

Fatal Shooting on Arcade Street in Ypsilanti (UPDATE2)

(January 24, 2007) One suspect is dead after being shot by police and a second suspect, hit by a police car, was injured during an undercover drug buy that police say "went bad."

Around 9:20 pm Tuesday, undercover officers from LAWNET, the Livingston & Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team, were involved in a drug buy in the parking lot of the Keg Party store on North Huron Street and Forest inside the city.

According to the Michigan State Police, David Antjuan Ware, 29, from Washtenaw County, was shot and killed by police. The second suspect, whose name has not been released, was injured when he was struck by a police car.

Ware was transported to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound. The second subject was treated for his 'non-shooting related' injuries and is currently in the Washtenaw County Jail.

Neighbors from the Riverside Neighborhood Association reported hearing two and possibly three gunshots. Neighbors said that one suspect had collapsed in the driveway on Arcade Street and North Adams Street. Police were observed talking to the man before he was transported by ambulance.

Ypsilanti Police officers on duty did not know about the undercover operation until they heard radio traffic from LAWNET officers at the scene and neighbors began calling 911. Ypsilanti Police assisted in securing the area and then turned the scene over to Michigan State Police investigators as they arrived.

Michigan State Police are handling the investigation. Once the investigation is completed, it will be forwarded to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office for review.

Last updated: Jan 26, 2007 3:45 pm
First reported: Jan 24, 2007 3:18 am

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