A domestic dispute between an unidentified man and two women escalated into shots fired at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the home on the 2700 block of Collingwood in Detroit. The man eventually surrendered to authorities. (David Coates / The Detroit News)
Detroit — Police negotiated a peaceful surrender of a barricaded suspect allegedly caught in a love triangle early Tuesday morning after his ex-girlfriend discovered him with his new girlfriend on Detroit's west side.
Police say officers were dispatched at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday after a 45-year-old man assaulted his former girlfriend, who is about 30, then fired two shotgun blasts in the air of his home on the 2700 block of Collingwood, after she found him with another woman, 22.
“Initially, it was alleged that he fired at her, but when we interviewed her, she redirected that and said he shot in the air,” Commander Elvin Barren said.
The man let the ex-girlfriend go after about 30 minutes after police responded. The girlfriend stayed inside with the man until an hour before he surrender at 7:10 a.m.
Three armored vehicles were on standby around the corner from the scene as a crossing guard stood outside to tell students on their way to Durfee School and Central Collegiate Academy to take an alternate route around the incident to school.
The man, a parolee with narcotics convictions, was escorted into the back of a police car in cuffs by three SWAT team members.
His ex-girlfriend was also arrested for unpaid traffic tickets.