Troy barricaded gunman arraigned on 4 felony charges

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

A Troy man who fired a dozen shots from his home before barricading himself inside it on Tuesday has been charged with four felonies, police said. 

The Troy Police Department received a 911 call at at 3:23 a.m. from a woman who reported she ran from her home on Brooklawn Street after her son fired shots inside. She said her husband was still in the home and she could still hear gunshots. 

The gunman was identified as Bryce Williams, 36, who lives at the home near Big Beaver and North Adams roads.

Bryce Williams, 36, of Troy.

After officers arrived on scene, they set a perimeter around the home and saw the father flee the home. They continued to hear gunfire and the man said his son was in possession of at least three handguns, police said. 

Police negotiated with Williams by phone call, which continued off-and-on for over 13 hours. 

Troy Police Tactical Support Team, members of the Crisis Negotiation Team, Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Southeast Oakland SWAT were all on scene with several ambulances from Alliance Mobile Health. Williams set up strobe lighting in the front window to inhibit officers' vision.

Police said Williams refused to make phone contact, and when they heard another gunshot from the home, they breached the front door and inserted a robot with monitoring capability. Williams was still armed in his bedroom, and tactical officers released nonflammable chemicals into the residence which caused Williams to evacuate. He was placed into custody. 

Williams was arraigned at the 52-4 District Court on a four-count felony warrant: discharge of a gun in a building, felonious assault, and two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His bond was set at $125,000 and he was transferred to the Oakland County Jail.

Police said the family pet, an elderly beagle, was safely removed from the home.