Posted Jan. 18 at 2:58 p.m.
Correction appended: This article originally said that Andrew Myrick logged onto a computer in Angell Hall Wednesday night. Myrick’s account was accessed from an Angell Hall computer, but it cannot be proven Myrick himself logged into his account.
Police have arrested two men in connection to the shooting death of an Ypsilanti man near North Campus Wednesday night. Engineering student Andrew Robert Myrick and another suspect Michael Don Bailey, 20, of Ypsilanti, remain at large.
Police have identified the victim as David Issac Copeland, 29, of Ypsilanti.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said that it appears Myrick’s account was accessed on an Angell Hall computer shortly after the shooting occurred on Wednesday night.
Brown said the computer was taken by police for evidence.
Police said they do not believe the University community is in danger.
“My personal opinion is this was an isolated incident off campus, and this guy happens to be a University of Michigan student,” said Sgt. Richard Kinsey of the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Residents of the 1500 block of Jones Drive, near Plymouth Road and less than a mile from North Campus, called police at about 9:30 Wednesday night after hearing multiple gunshots.
Police entered Myrick’s duplex at 1598 Jones Dr. to find Copeland dead.
A weapon similar to an AK-47 was found at the scene. Police found bullet holes on both the inside and outside of the brick house. Police estimate that between 12 and 15 shots were fired.
A 23-year-old and a 29-year-old man, both of Ypsilanti, were arrested separately at homes in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti yesterday afternoon and evening, Kinsey said.
The two men, who are being held in Washtenaw County Jail, will be arraigned at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Service Center of the Washtenaw County Jail, Kinsey said.
Kinsey said it appears the four men went to Myrick’s duplex at 1598 Jones Dr. Wednesday night prepared to rob the home. Kinsey said it is likely the robbers targeted Myrick for large amounts of cash, but that it is unclear if the robbers knew Myrick.
“Normally, residential robberies have more to them than just a robbery. Somehow the victim is targeted,” Kinsey said. “Robbers don’t just knock on a door and decide to rob a house randomly. They’re going to have some info or some reason. Many times that involves some type of illegal activity they’ve got information about.”
Police, who said they believe Myrick has not left the state, added that they have been in contact with Myrick’s family to persuade Myrick to turn himself in.
Police said they still believe Bailey is still in the Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti area, but that
Myrick is known to frequent the Melvindale, Kalamazoo and Mears areas on the west side of the state.
Myrick is described as a six-foot, 240 pound, 28-year-old white male with shoulder-length hair, according to a crime alert issued by DPS.
Bailey is described as a 20-year-old black male with brown hair. He is five-feet-10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Anyone with any information on the shooting, Bailey’s or Myrick’s whereabouts should call the Ann Arbor Police Department’s tip line at 734-996-3199.
– Daily Staff Reporter Lisa Haidostian contributed to this report.