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Waterford Police Fatally Shoot Man on Rampage


June 29, 2018, 2:32 PM Fox 2


Steven Ballard

Police fatally shot a 58-year-old Army veteran Friday morning in Waterford Township after he went on a violent rampage threatening multiple family members, Waterford Police tell Fox 2. 

He was shot outside his brother's home in Waterford.

"He'd already beaten up my mom. He'd never done that before," Todd Ballard tells the station of his brother, Steven.

The family tells the station the overnight rampage started when he went to his 81-year-old mother's home in West Bloomfield and attacked her.  

"Last night my mom called. He had gone over there and beat her up, I guess pretty bad," says Ballard. "She didn't want me to call the police or anything so I didn't. So then he called here, at about 4 (a.m.) and said he was coming over here to kill me. He had a shotgun so then I called the police."

Waterford Township Police Chief Scott Underwood tells Mike Martindale of The Detroit News that officers conducted a a traffic stop and the suspect fired a shotgun at officers, who retured fire. No officers were injured. 

Read more:  Fox 2


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