Barricaded gunman shoots ex-girlfriend three times, she escapes with child

Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 12:16:49-05

Police say a barricaded gunman is dead after he reportedly shot his ex-girlfriend and then killed another woman before taking his own life following a home invasion on Detroit's west side this morning.


According to police, they responded to the home in the 2600 block of Wreford for shots fired. 

When officers arrived, the incident turned into a barricaded gunman situation. 

There were reportedly four people in the house when the gunman came in. Police say the suspect shot his ex-girlfriend three times, but she was somehow able to make it out of the house with an 11-year-old child.

She was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to be OK. 

When the special response team made entry, they reportedly found the suspect and another woman dead. A 9-day-old child was found alive, but suffering from hypothermia. 

We're told the ex-girlfriend had just filed a personal protection order against the man and was staying with her friend when he reportedly barged in. 

Police say the suspect is 37 years old with a violent criminal past. 

The kids who were inside the home at the time of the shooting were his, according to police.