Man Killed in own home while being evicted

Police: Bailiff shot and killed man during Detroit eviction


A 41-year-old man was shot and killed this morning by a 36th District Court bailiff during an eviction, police said.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released. The shooting was about 10:30 a.m. in the 15000 block of Tacoma in Detroit, police spokeswoman Yvette Walker said.

Police said the bailiff was executing a search warrant for an eviction of the home, which was supposed to be vacant.

“While he was in the home, the suspect jumped out at him,” Walker said.

Police are investigating reports that one of the people assisting the bailiff was related to the shooting victim, said police spokesman John Roach.

The incident is still under investigation.

Safety issues involving Detroit’s plethora of vacant homes have been in the forefront this week following the Monday shooting death of Police Officer Brian Huff, who died while investigating shots fired inside an abandoned home on the city’s northeast side.

Four other officers were injured. The suspect, 25-year-old Jason Gibson, was shot in the backside. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has not filed charges in the case, though Gibson remains in custody for violating his probation stemming from a 2007 guilty plea to charges of drug possession and attempting to disarm a police officer.

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