Man shot to death at tattoo shop

HOWELL, MI – A man was shot to death in a Howell tattoo parlor on Friday evening, according to information provided by the Howell Police Department. Authorities arrived at Metro Studio Ink around 5:30 p.m. on West Grand River Avenue after receiving reports about violent threats at the tattoo shop.

Upon entering the premises, the officers found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The Chief of Howell Police, Michael Dunn, mentioned that an individual who was present at the scene during the fatal incident has been detained. The man in custody is currently cooperating with the police investigators.

According to reports, preliminary details indicate that the deceased individual had entered the shop while brandishing a knife. This threatening entrance led to the shooter firing their weapon at the armed individual.

Chief Dunn pointed out that the shooting had no connection to the nearby Balloonfest event. He also emphasized that the public is not under any immediate threat despite the violent nature of the incident.

The police investigation continued into the evening, with law enforcement agencies, including the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Green Oak Township Police Department, Hamburg Township Public Safety Department, and Howell Area Fire Department, assisting the Howell Police Department in the case.