Suspect in Monroe police shooting, Simba Lion, dies

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Posted at 4:55 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 05:10:45-05

MONROE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Simba Lion, the suspect involved in a shootout with Monroe police, has died, Michigan State Police confirm.

His cause of death is currently unknown.

The 40-year-old suspect was arrested two weeks ago after being accused of shooting two police officers at an apartment complex.

The two officers have since been released from a local hospital after treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators say Monroe police responded to a call to investigate an alleged assault complaint where a maintenance worker was at the Washington Arms Apartments when he got into an argument with Lion.

The verbal altercation turned physical and when officers arrived and tried making contact with the tenant, he began shooting at the officers. Fire was returned by officers and the suspect was struck multiple times.