Barricaded gunman escapes after police rescue two children from Detroit home

Posted at 3:10 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 17:20:43-04

Detroit police say they are now looking for a man they consider to be armed and dangerous after he escaped from a home surrounded by officers this morning.

Keith Deshawn Montgomery, 24, is wanted after a domestic dispute turned into a confrontation with police.

Police first arrived at the home in the 900 block of East Brentwood, near 7 mile and I-75, around 2:45 a.m. and were allowed inside.



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, is 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., 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, but they now believe their suspect was able to slip away overnight.

Around 7:00 a.m., it became clear that the suspect had fled when officers shot tear gas canisters into the home, then went in to see if they could find anyone.