Standoff with barricaded gunman in southwest Detroit ends
A standoff with a barricaded gunman Monday on the city's southwest side has ended with him being taken into custody, officials said.
Police Commander Darren Szilagy said the man was arrested after several hours of negotiations with him failed and officers were forced to use tear gas in the home where the incident happened.
"It looks like we have the situation resolved peacefully," he said.
Neither the man nor any officers were injured in the incident, he also said. Several weapons were confiscated from the home, he added.
Szilagy said officers at about 8:45 a.m. were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Annabelle near Schaefer Highway and Fort Street.
He said officers arrived at the home and met with a 55-year-old woman and her 8-year-old granddaughter. The woman told police her 60-year-old boyfriend had been under the influence of drugs for several days, which sparked an argument between them, officials said.
The fight escalated and the man produced a handgun and fired a shot inside the home, Szilagy said.
The woman managed to flee the home with her granddaughter and called police, he said.
Officers entered the home and contacted the suspect, who had barricaded himself in a bedroom in the rear of the house Monday morning, police said.
Szilagy said police asked the man to surrender, but he refused.