Detroit — A man who was shot dead Friday night while protesting at a Detroit factory that makes high-tech gadgets for the military has been identified by police as the founder of a cybersecurity company.
The man, identified by The Detroit News as Andre Soderstrom, is suspected of fatally shooting one person at the Wayne County Building & Industrial Complex (CF& I&, formerly known as Wayne County Security &.
Co.), which is part of the Michigan Building &ing Industrial Complex, police said Saturday.
Soderstrom was shot in the face and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Snyder said Saturday the suspect was a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Police Department and that the suspect’s name was being withheld at this time.
He said police were still investigating the shooting.
Police said the suspect had been arrested in March for trespassing at the CF&: I&s Detroit headquarters and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the time of his death.
Soderskys LinkedIn profile lists him as a co-founder of an investment firm that sells security and cyber-security products.
He was also a cofounder of the security and software company CloudFlare, according with the company.
Sokoloff said Soderberg’s death was a “terrible loss” for the company and his family.
Sopochnikov said in a statement that his family has been deeply affected by the shooting, and that he and Soderquist had been friends since they were children.
“It’s a tragic loss for all of us,” he said.
“We will miss him terribly, but we will not lose him.
Our hearts are with him and his wife.”