Two dead, one injured in overnight incident in Harper Woods

The Detroit News

Two people are dead and a third victim is injured after a barricaded gunman situation unfolded in Harper Woods, according to media reports.

At 1:58 a.m. Monday, Harper Woods police issued an alert saying the incident on the 20600 block of Kenosha had been secured and cleared. They declined further comment. WXYZ reports that a woman and a man were killed and that another woman was able to escape with a child.

"We are in the very preliminary stages of the investigation and will update when possible. We have no reason to believe there is a threat to the general public at this time," the alert read. 

The incident began Sunday night at a home on the 20600 block of Kenosha, MSP said on Twitter.

"MSP units assisting Harper Woods police with possible hostage situation," a tweet said at 9:23 p.m. "Suspect has shot at police."

The incident occurred between a husband and wife, MSP said at about 11 p.m. on Twitter. The husband, who was considered a suspect, reportedly stabbed the wife, MSP said. The wife escaped the house.

It was unclear when shots had been fired. 

A robot from MSP appeared to have been deployed into the house and a bomb squad was at the scene late Sunday. A fire crew sprayed water on the house, which neighbors said was on fire earlier.

Harper Woods police could not provide information about the incident.

Craig Grimes, who lives a few houses down from the scene, said he saw a person outside the house who had been stabbed. Neighbors told law enforcement that a suspect was in the house, Grimes said.

Grimes said at least two people had left the house since police arrived, including one person walked out by police and put in an ambulance and another who had to crawl out.