The fourth suspect believed to be tied to an apartment robbery and fatal shooting near North Campus last month was arrested Tuesday, police said.
Michael Don Bailey was arrested in his hometown of Ypsilanti around 5 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Ann Arbor Police Department, AAPD Sgt. Ed Stuck said. Bailey had been at large since Jan. 16, when a group of four men broke into the home of University Engineering student Andrew Myrick.
The attempted robbery turned fatal when one of the intruders – 29-year-old David Copeland – was shot and killed. More than a dozen shots were fired in the apartment, and police found a weapon similar to an AK-47 at the scene.
Police have confirmed that Myrick was the shooter, but the Washtenaw Country Prosecutor’s Office has not indicated whether the shooting will be ruled self defense and a justifiable homicide. Myrick, who was arraigned on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, surrendered to police Jan. 24 and was released on personal bond.
The two other suspects in the case, Derrick Howard and Davin Copeland – the slain suspect’s brother – were arrested the day after the shooting and charged in connection to the robbery. They face a preliminary hearing next week on first-degree home invasion and felony firearm charges.
Bailey is currently at Washtenaw County Jail pending arraignment, Stuck said.