100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 18, 2008 - Image 1

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2008-01-18

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

RAPPING FOR CHANGE: Mos Def's MLK Day performance
Arts, Page 5
W7ie Lfid jigan Da iI1j

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, January 18, 2008

michigandaily.com

Police seek 'U' student in shooting death

Killing took place less than a
mile from North Campus
By LISA HAIDOSTIAN
Daily Staff Reporter
A 29-year-old Ypsilanti man was fatally shot
at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in a gunfight that
occurred less than a mile from
North Campus, police said.
The main suspect in the
case, University Engineer-
ing student Andrew Robert
Myrick, remained at-large as
of last night. No arrests have
been made.
Residents from the 1500
block of Jones Drive, near MYRICK
the corner of Plymouth Road,
called police Wednesday night to report hearing
several gunshots. Police entered the residence,
located at 1598 Jones Dr, and found the victim
deceased.
About 12-15 shots were fired at the scene and a
weapon similar to an AK-47 was found inside the
duplex, police said. Bullet holes were also found
on the outside of the red brick house. Police said
they found signs of forced entry at the residence
and believe the shooting could be the result of an
attempted robbery.
Sgt. Rich Kinsey, of the Ann Arbor Police
Department, said police think the suspect and
the victim knew one another but don't know how
they knew each other.
"We're trying to figure out what the connec-
tion was," he said.
An arrest warrant is being sought for Myrick,
the last known resident of the home where the
See KILLING, Page 3
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
N
Universit Michigan
North pus
d
Cedar Bend
Park eos
Fuller
Park
GRAPHIC BY ALLISON GHAMAN

TOP: Police taped off the crime scene on Jones Drive Wednesday night following the shooting death of a 29-year-old Ypsilanti man. Police have said that Engineering student Andrew Robert
Myrick is the lead suspect in the case. Myrick isnstill at large. BOTTOM: LSA sophomores Dawn Suiter and Kristin Zakoor look at Myrick's mugshot near the Fishbowl yesterday night.

Some were clueless
about near-campus.
killing
By LISA HAIDOSTIAN
Daily StaffReporter
A day after a fatal shooting near
campus left a University student
at-large as a suspect, some students
questioned the University's ability
to inform students and employees
of potential safety threats.
At about 9:30 p.m. on Wednes-
day, a 29-year-old Ypsilanti man
was killed after entering the home
of 28-year-old Engineering senior
Andrew Robert Myrick.
Myrick, who police have called
the primary suspect, remains at
large.

Because of the crime scene's
close proximity to North Campus
and Myrick's ties to the University,
the Department of Public Safety is
teamingwith the Ann Arbor Police
Department in the investigation
and has increased patrols around
campus, DPS spokeswoman Diane
Brown said.
DPS was also tasked with noti-
fying students and employees
about the incident.
At 1:27 a.m. Thursday morning,
about four hours after the homi-
cide occurred, DPS spokeswoman
Diane Brown sent an e-mail crime
alert to department heads, mem-
bers of the media and anyone who
had signed up to receive alerts
from the DPS website. Flyers
detailing the incident were posted,
many in University buildings.
Early Thursday morning, all

residents of Baits Houses, Burs-
ley Hall and Northwood Hous-
ing were sent e-mail notifications
because of their close proxim-
ity to the location of the incident.
Another crime alert, with more
details about the homicide, was
sent around 10:00 a.m. on Thurs-
day.
Brown sent a mass e-mail mes-
sage at noon yesterday to 72,000
University affiliates, including
all students, faculty and staff.
Because the database is so large,
though, mass e-mail can take up
to 10 hours to get to all recipients,
meaning some recipients didn't
get the message until well into
yesterday evening.
If a mass e-mail had been sent
out at the same time as the initial
crime alert, all students would
See REACTION, Page 3

At meeting, talk of graduation, budgets

CAMPUS CRIME
PROTECTING AN INVESTMENT

'U' officials report
record donations in
December
By ANDY KROLL
DailyStaffReporter
At yesterday's meeting of the
University Board of Regents,
University President Mary Sue
Coleman vowed to find a spring
commencement location that
would satisfy both students and
administrators.
Coleman admitted that Univer-
sity officials had underestimated
the desire by students to hold com-
mencement on campus, saying the
University aimed to maximize the
number of tickets available to stu-
dents when selecting a location.
Above all, Coleman said stu-
dent input will have an impact on
the University's final decision.
"Their disappointment is
understandable, and I want our
graduating students to know that
their voices are being heard,"
Coleman said.
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, three different students deliv-
ered public comments, urging
University officials to find an on-
campus location for spring com-
mencement.
LSA senior Juhi Aggarwal,
creator of the blog "Michigan
Graduation 2008 ... Not at the Big
See REGENTS, Page 3

Students could use
recovery software to
find stolen computers
- for a price
By LAYLA ASLANI
Daily StafflReporter
In September 2006, a laptop
disappeared from the Francois-
Xavier Bagnoud Building on
North Campus.
In most instances, that laptop

would have been gone forever.
According to FBI figures, 97 per-
cent of all stolen computers are
never recovered.
But in this case, the owner
of the computer had purchased
recovery software.
With the help of the new user's
Internet Service Provider, police
tracked the thief all the way to
Grand Rapids Community Col-
lege. Police found the thief and
charged them with possession
of stolen property, unauthorized
computer access and larceny in
a building, Department of Pub-

lic Safety spokeswoman Diane
Brown said.
The computer was returned to
its owner.
Most computer recovery soft-
ware programs report the sto-
len computer's location to the
company's monitoring system
via Internet connection, unbe-
knownst to the thief.
Brown said the recovery soft-
ware couldbeuseful forstudents,
often the victims of computer
theft.
She estimated that DPS
See LAPTOPS, Page 3

MIK SYMPOSIUM
Little Rock Nine member opens series

Roberts says 1950s
segregation still
exists today
By CHARLES GREGG-GEIST
Daily StaffReporter
Terrence Roberts, one of the
first students to integrate the
Little Rock public school system
in 1957, urged a crowd of about
60 students yesterday to fight the
segregation and animosity that he

said still exists in the educational
system today.
"Little Rock did not happen in
a vacuum," he said. "It was not an
accident. It was by design."
Roberts opened the 2008 Rev-
erend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Symposium by telling the audi-
ence about attending a segregated
school system and integrating Lit-
tle Rock Central High School dur-
ing one of the most hostile periods
in American history.
Shortly before Roberts enrolled
at Little Rock High School in 1957,

Kingvisited Roberts -then just15
years old - and the other students
known as the Little Rock Nine.
King told the students to use
non-violent resistance and warned
them about the racism they would
face.
Roberts described the recep-
tion on his first day at the newly
integrated high school.
"I got there and found this
howlingmobwhocouldtwisttheir
faces in a way I could not replicate
before you," Roberts said.
See ROBERTS, Page 3

LSA senior Juhi Aggarwal, creator of the blog "Michigan Graduation 2008 ... Not at
the Big House???' spoke at yesterday's monthly Board of Regents meeting.

''HI: 2s
TODAYS : 2
WEATHER LOa 20

GOT A NEWS TIP?
Call 734-763-2459 ore-mail
newsndmichigandaily.com and let us know.

ON THE DAILY BLOGS
Colbert joins presidents of the past
MICHIGANDAILY.COM/THEPODIUM

INDEX
Vol. CXVIHNo.
(02508 Thr Mic
n-ichigondai~yy.

NEWS......
OPINION.
in Sally ARTS.......

..2 CROSS WO RD........................6
.4 CLASSIFIEDS...................6
..5 SPORTS........................... ..... 8

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan