Barricaded gunman surrenders, faces charges

An armed man who fired shots near police and refused to come out of his home was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, according to Michigan State Police.

On Tuesday, a Michigan State Police detective went to a home in the area of CR388 and 60th Avenue in Geneva Township as part of an ongoing investigation.

The detective made contact with 41-year-old Jason Kohlhoff in the driveway of the home. During the conversation the Kohlhoff became agitated and upset.

Kohlhoff allegedly walked into his home, got a long gun and fired a shot in the general direction of the detective, then went back inside, according to police.

The detective was not hurt.

The detective pulled out of the driveway and called for backup.

Several other Michigan State Police units and the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

They set up a perimeter and the Emergency Support Team arrived and negotiators spoke with the subject on the phone, according to MSP.

The subject refused to exit the home.  

Police said on several occasions, the suspect fired numerous rounds in the direction of police and they returned fire. No one was injured in the exchange.

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect spoke with ES Team members and said he would give himself up if he could speak with a Van Buren County deputy he knew.

The deputy arrived and the suspect surrendered at approximately 1:42 a.m.

A search warrant was served at Kohlhoff's home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Police say they found 12 guns along with numerous rounds of ammunition.

Police say the prosecutor's office authorized 12 additional warrants on Kohlhoff.

Kohlhoff was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on six counts of assault with intent to murder and six counts of felony firearm.

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