Barricaded gunman surrenders to police in northwest Detroit

Posted at 7:20 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 22:43:51-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police say a barricaded gunman situation in the northwest part of the city has ended peacefully with the suspect surrendering.

Police say the man's mother pleaded with him over a loudspeaker and her came out. He has been arrested and is in police custody.

It happened at Coyle and Orangelawn, near W. Chicago and Greenfield. People were being asked to shelter in place and avoid the area.

Police say a 19-year-old woman and her sister came to the house to confront the 24-year-old suspect about child care money.

Officers say an argument ensued and the man pulled a gun, fired a shot into the air, and then brought the gun down towards the women and fired another shot.

The women, who were not hit, ran from the scene and contacted police from down the block.

Officers responded and found the man barricaded inside the home and were able to make contact. However, police say the phone went dead and they have not been able to reestablish communication with him.

Police are hoping the man will surrender and say no one has been hurt yet. They say they have located some disturbing social media posts, including one where the suspect is brandishing an AR-15.

Officers say the man, who does have criminal convictions but no history of violent crimes, lives in the house with his new girlfriend. However, police say their information is that the man was in the home alone.