Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Highly intoxicated man arrested after firing shots at State Police

47-year-old Mark Markarian, of Somerset Township, Michigan, is in custody after a standoff with State Police. Police were called to Markarian's home on a report of a suicidal subject. Markarian fired three shots from inside the house and threatened to shoot any police who came near. During the standoff that followed Markarian fired three more shots before the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team was able to convince him to come out of his house.
Police described Markarian as "highly intoxicated." He was taken into custody and charged with felonious assault, reckless discharge of firearm and possession of firearm while intoxicated. Because Markarian is a law abiding citizen with no prior criminal record bail was set at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed.
Police seized several firearms, ammunition and a knife from Markarian's home.


  1. Notice that you don't talk about how MUCH alcohol was seized from his home?

    Now, which do you think had more of a contributing factor on the law being broken: Alcohol or firearms?

    Do you also support restricting the privilege to drive for those people who didn't get drunk and drive?

    Or are you completely inconsistent in your restrictions on people's rights?

  2. The actions of a person can clearly indicate whether or not he is intoxicated. In his case, it is evident that he was intoxicated at that time. BTW, what intoxicated him? It was not said in the report.

    Stephen Schaunt