Police arrest barricaded gunman suspect following confrontation with cops, rescue of 2 children

Posted at 1:01 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 14:07:35-04

Police have arrested a barricaded gunman suspect in connection to a confrontation with Detroit police officers and the rescue of two children.

Detroit police had been looking for 24-year-old Keith Deshawn Montgomery. He was arrested Thursday in Shelby Township.  

He was considered armed and dangerous after a reported domestic dispute at a home in the 900 block of East Brentwood, near 7 Mile and I-75 around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. 

Detroit Police were responding to a call of "shots in progress" at the home. When they arrived on scene, they entered the house and then heard several gunshots. Officers grabbed two children who were inside the home and then ran outside for cover.

Police say those children were just 1 and 2 years old.

A woman in the home was also able to get out. The shooter, police say, was her ex-boyfriend. He arrived at the home and found the woman's new boyfriend there. That led to the confrontation.

The former boyfriend fired at the new boyfriend and, once police arrived, he threw cinder blocks at them from the home's second floor.

Just after 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, police declared a barricaded gunman situation. Special Response Teams were called in as were the Michigan State Police.

The neighborhood was blocked off by police for hours.

Around 7:00 a.m., it became clear that the suspect had fled when officers shot tear gas canisters into the home to see if anyone was inside.