Barricaded gunman situation ends on Detroit's west side, suspect arrested

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A barricaded gunman situation that lasted for hours on Detroit's west side has ended and the suspect is in custody.

Around 10:00 a.m. Friday, Detroit Police responded to the house on Ivanhoe Street near Colfax on a report of shots fired.

A woman told police that her boyfriend, 36-year-old Derrick Woodley, a parolee, fired shots into the air during an argument over some property. 

No evacuations were ordered, but police asked residents to stay in their basements until the situation ended.

Around 2:30 p.m., Woodley managed to slip out of a side window and hop a fence in the backyard.

Detroit Police set up a perimeter and then came a 911 call from a woman who suspected someone was in her home on Vancouver Street which runs parallel to Ivanhoe.

Police found Woodley, who was still armed, hiding in the woman's basement. He was taken into custody and is now facing a series of new criminal charges.

Woodley, who was released from prison about a month ago, has a number of convictions on his record that include drugs and fleeing from police.


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