Barricaded gunman incident over in Shelby Township

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
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Shelby Township police said a barricaded gunman was shot multiple times after threatening police Thursday, forcing a school lockdown and road closures. 

Police were contacted by a woman at 2 p.m. saying her boyfiriend had fired a shot in their home and had a gun in his mouth  at the Providence Park Condominiums, on 24 Mile and Van Dyke.

When the officers were talking to the woman, they heard three gunshots. Shortly after, they made contact with the 35-year-old man by phone.  

After repeated attempts to have the man leave the home peacefully, the suspect threatened to shoot police at 2:53 p.m., the department said. 

"Immediately after the threat, the suspect came out of the apartment and engaged our officers," according to a news release. 

The department said officers fired shots in self defense. The injured man  been hospitalized. No others were injured in the incident. 

The department tweeted at 4:20 p.m. that no residents were in danger. 

The area of 24 Mile and Van Dyke to 24 Mile and Jewel remains closed, police said. 

The Shelby Fire Department, Macomb County Sheriff's Office and Utica Police Department assisted at the scene. Shelby Township police said the Macomb Sheriff's Office are handling the investigation. 

Crissman Elementary was on lockdown on Wolf Street during the incident. 

"Our students are safe and are to be commended for their conduct," Principal Sofia Papastamatis posted on the school's Facebook page. "They are maintaining their concentration in class and responding well to the precautions we are taking to ensure their safety."

Buses from Crissman Elementary will travel north on Wolf to gain access to normal routes.

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