Suspect in Mich. officer's slaying found dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Police in suburban Detroit say a man suspected of gunning down an officer who responded to a trouble call has been found dead.

West Bloomfield Township police Lt. Tim Diamond says a search team entered the suspect's home about 6 p.m. Monday and found 50-year-old Ricky Coley's body.

Diamond says it isn't yet known if Coley killed himself.

Police had been surrounding the house in the affluent community since Sunday night. That's when an officer was shot to death while responding to a report of a possible suicide attempt.

Police say the gunman fired through a door and wall, striking Officer Pat O'Rourke.

Coley was a former auto industry executive whose venture capital company faced legal scrutiny. He was also going through a divorce.

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