Updated at 11:37 a.m.
Correction appended: Due to an editing error, this story orginally reported that the shooting occurred on Tuesday night. The incident was Wednesday night.
A 29-year-old Ypsilanti man was fatally shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night in a gunfight that occurred less than a mile from North Campus, the Ann Arbor Police Department said.
The main suspect in the case, University engineering student Andrew Robert Myrick, is at large. No arrests have been made.
Residents from the 1500 block of Jones Drive, near the corner of Plymouth Road, called the police to report hearing several shots fired. After confirming that 1598 Jones Drive was indeed the scene of the crime, police entered the residence and found the victim.
About 12-15 shots were fired at the scene and an AK-47 type weapon was found inside the house, police said. Bullet holes were also found on the exterior of the red brick house. Police found signs of forced entry at the residence. AAPD Lt. Michael Logghe said police are unsure why the victim entered Myrick’s residence or of any other motives.
An arrest warrant is being sought for Myrick, the last person known to live at the residence at which the shooting occurred. Myrick is a 28-year-old white male who is six feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds. A crime alert issued by the University’s Department of Public Safety said he had shoulder-length hair.
“He’s out and about and we’re out and about looking for him,” Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones said at a press conference this morning.
Police said Myrick has a history of run-ins with other local police departments.
“There have been some issues with Mr. Myrick in the past,” said Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Rich Kinsey, who refused to elaborate on Myrick’s record.
Logghe said Myrick should be considered armed and dangerous, but he said police don’t want people to panic about something that may be an isolated incident. The street where the shooting occurred, Jones Drive, is not a student-heavy residential area.
The DPS crime alert advised people on campus to “look assertive and be aware of your surroundings” and to walk with another person if possible.
Myrick is listed in the University’s directory as an undergraduate engineering student from Melvindale, Mich.
Police have found no vehicles registered to Myrick or any vehicle he would have access to.
Kinsey said the family of the victim has been notified, but are not releasing his name until his extended family has been made aware of the situation.
The University’s Department of Public Safety issued a crime alert in response to incident, urging people to use extreme caution near the area.
Anyone with information on Myrick’s location or any other information should call the Ann Arbor Police tip line at 734-996-3199.