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Police safely end barricaded gunman situation on Detroit's northwest side

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Posted at 4:28 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 06:06:55-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Police have ended a barricaded gunman situation on Detroit's northwest side Tuesday morning.

Detroit police say a 33-year-old man had a woman and child inside a home on Stoepel just off Livernois near Fullerton. The man is now in custody, and the 30-year-old woman and 1-month-old baby are in protective custody, according to DPD.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area of Livernois and Fullerton.

DPD says the situation started with a call of shots fired from a lower level duplex on Stoepel.

The suspect was a man in his 30s, according to police, who they say was armed with a short rifle.

No officers were hit, but DPD says the man fired shots while they were on the porch.

Officers were able to negotiate with suspect over the phone.