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Man shot by Shelby Twp. police after standoff dies

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Posted at 8:04 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 08:04:33-04

The man who was shot by Shelby Township police last week after reportedly threatening to shoot officers has died.

Brian Tietze, 35, died Saturday from his injuries, just days after barricading himself in his home during a standoff on Thursday.

It started when a woman contacted police saying her boyfriend had a gun in his mouth and fired a shot inside the private residence in the 53000 block of Providence Drive.

Officers heard gunshots within a short time frame and attempted to draw out the suspect peacefully. 

Police say after repeated attempts, the suspect threatened that he was coming out to shoot police officers. Immediately after, police say the suspect came out of the apartment and engaged officers.

Officers fired shots in self-defense, police say, resulting in the suspect being shot multiple times. He was immediately given emergency medical aid and was transported to a trauma facility. 

We're told the Macomb County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.