Man accused of shooting boyfriend in the face pleads guilty

ANN ARBOR, MI – A man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the face and then barricading himself from police, who are gathering outside an apartment in Ann Arbor in early 2020, has accepted an offer.

Justin Anthony Heinze pleaded guilty on Tuesday, January 11, of guilty of assault and murder charges, court records show.

In his plea of ​​guilt, his additional charges of supplying 50 to 449 grams of a controlled substance, resisting the police on three counts, and firearm on five counts are dropped on conviction.

Heinze, 30, admitted shooting a 25-year-old Belleville man in the face on February 7, 2020 in an apartment at Hidden Valley Club Apartments, 600 Hidden Valley Club Drive, Ann Arbor.

Police were called to the apartment complex to receive a report of shots fired, which quickly escalated to a stalemate with Heinze, who barricaded himself in the apartment, police said.

The stalemate ended about two hours later with police arresting Heinze and bringing the victim to Michigan Medicine in stable condition, police said.

The man has now recovered, the police said.

Heinze was initially sent to the State Center for Forensic Psychiatry for assessment, which later determined his suitability for procedural purposes.

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The conviction is slated for February 8 before Washtenaw County judge Carol Kuhnke.

Heinze has been held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $ 250,000 bond since his arrest in 2020.

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