Tony Briscoe / The Detroit News)
Detroit — Three people were in custody after a standoff sparked by an apparent neighborhood squabble, which led to shotgun blasts at a car holding an infant Monday on the city’s southwest side.
Police were called to a home in the area of Gleason and Waring streets at 3 p.m. after a report of shots fired at the car, which held two men and an 11-month-old baby, according to Cmdr. Elvin Barren.
Three shots struck the car, but no one was injured in the shooting, Barren said.
The Detroit Police Department’s special response team arrived with an armored vehicle known as the “Bearcat” at the home where three people had holed up. About a dozen residents watched from about a block away during the three-hour standoff.
One of the suspect’s father gave police his son’s cellphone number, but there was no answer. A negotiator talked to the three suspects, two men and a woman, who came out of the house about 6 p.m.
Police found a shotgun and handgun in the home.
Greg Smith of River Rouge was playing horseshoes in the area when he saw police in the area.
“I want to say that these were just some knuckleheads in the neighborhood,” Smith said.
The shooting appeared to be a “neighborhood beef,” Barren said.