NILES, Mich. (May 3rd, 2014)- A man has died after a shootout with police in Niles, Friday night.
According to the Niles Police Department, officers received a call from a citizen who reported an armed robbery happening at the Long John Silver’s, in the 1000 block of S. 11th Street. Niles Police officers with assistance from the Michigan State Police and Berrien County Sheriff’s Department surrounded the business as three officers entered the business through the front door.
As the officers made their way through the business they confronted the suspect near the back of the restaurant. The suspect was armed with a handgun. Then the officers tried to approach the suspect, but the suspect fled out the back door where he engaged the officers position there.
Officers from both the Niles Police Department and the Michigan State Police discharged their weapons striking the suspect. The suspect was then transported to a local Niles area hospital where the suspect later died from their injuries.
The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Eddie Macon Jr of Elkhart, Indiana.
Police say the suspect’s, handgun and money from the Long John Silver’s were recovered at the scene.
The identities of the officers involved are not being released at this time.
The Michigan State Police are still investigating this incident.