Engineering senior Andrew Myrick turned himself in to police yesterday afternoon, more than a week after police began searching for him in connection with a fatal shooting near North Campus.
Myrick was arraigned on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge yesterday. He was released on personal bond, or a “promise that he’ll come back to court,” said Sgt. Mike Lance of the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Myrick, who arrived at Ann Arbor Police Department’s Detective Bureau with attorneys yesterday at about 1 p.m., has not been charged in connection with the homicide.
Police have said the Jan. 16 incident appeared to be a failed drug- or money-related robbery attempt involving four people trying to break into Myrick’s residence, and that the shooting death occurred when Myrick shot and killed one of the intruders. Because the investigation of the shooting death is ongoing, it has not yet been decided whether the homicide will be ruled an act of self-defense.
When police entered the house, they found 29-year-old Ypsilanti resident David Copeland dead along with an AK-47 type weapon and 12 to 14 bullet holes.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery. 20-year-old Michael Don Bailey of Ypsilanti, the fourth suspect, remained at large as of last night.
Myrick has not yet been questioned on his involvement with the shooting, Lance said.
Last night the University’s Department of Public Safety cancelled a previously issued crime alert that said Myrick had not yet been found. DPS sent a mass e-mail with details of the incident to 72,000 University affiliates the day after the shooting occurred. The department also increased the number of patrols around campus that day.