Timeline of standoff leading to death of Flint homicide suspect - WNEM TV 5

Timeline of standoff leading to death of Flint homicide suspect

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TV5 is following the ripple effects of Wednesday night's deadly and dramatic standoff.

The standoff led to the death of a man wanted in two murders and his girlfriend in police custody. It also led to the destruction of the house he barricaded himself in. 

Daron Gaylor Jr. was wanted in connection with two separate murders, one involving his own cousin. Following the June 2, double shooting and homicide, Gaylor was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Members of the combined FPD, MSP Area Crime Team (ACT) began following all possible leads. 

On July 5, another double shooting and homicide in which Gaylor was a person of interest occurred.  In that incident, the victim who survived the previous double shooting was the homicide victim.  ACT and the Major Crime Unit worked all possible leads in an attempt to take Gaylor into custody and worked continuously to find him.

Police began 24 hour surveillance of the residence on Monday, July 7.

The sequence of events that led to Gaylor's death played out in front of an entire neighborhood.

Police said the very violent encounter on the 400 block of Sherman Ave on Flint's north side started when Gaylor barricaded himself inside a home on Sherman about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

As the hours passed a large crowd, gathered along the police perimeter, grew tense. Just after 5 p.m. gunfire was exchanged between the man inside the home believed to be Gaylor and police.

A police officer was hit by a bullet and suffered no life-threatening injuries. Behind the perimeter the family of the man inside reacted to the thought that he might be dead.

After no response from Gaylor and 11 hours into the standoff police brought in excavators to peel back layers of the roof.

Police soon discovered the body of their wanted man, Gaylor, dead in an upstairs attic.

Meanwhile, neighbors are left with the image of a demolished home surrounded by crime tape, a gruesome reminder of what happened on July 9.

Gaylor's girlfriend lived inside the home and she has been arrested, but no word yet on any possible changes.

The public is credited with providing information through Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP and anonymous citizen tip that led to police locating Gaylor.

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