Detroit — A late Sunday night report of shots fired in northeast Detroit resulted in two deaths, the shooting of two others, including a Detroit police officer, and a barricaded gunman situation that’s ongoing as of Monday morning.
Assistant chief Arnold Williams said the 911 call about shots fired came in at 10:27 Sunday night. By 10:34 p.m., police had responded and were already under fire, during which an officer suffered an injury Williams described as non-life-threatening. The shooting took place at a home on the 19400 block of Lamont, which is off Ryan and East Outer Drive.
Two women were fatally shot, Williams said. One had been in an argument with the victim, and the other had stopped by the house. A man was also shot but survived. None of their ages, nor that of the alleged gunman, were given.
The gunman reportedly suffers from mental illness, Williams said, relaying information from people who know him. He’s also a valid CPL holder who owns at least seven guns, and reportedly told authorities he “won’t go down without a fight.”
More than eight hours later, that fight was ongoing, as red, white and blue lights flickered, and marked and unmarked Detroit police vehicles dotted East Outer Drive.
“These situations always revolve around someone with (untreated mental illness),” Williams said in remarks published on the department’s Facebook page. “It just so happens this individual with mental illness has weapons.”
Police are still working to negotiate the gunman’s surrender.
Williams says the initial shooting reportedly followed an argument involving at least one of the victims.
The officer was struck in the knee during the incident in the 19400 block of Lamont, police said late Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
The shooting follows the death of Officer Glenn Doss, who died Jan. 28 at age 25 at Detroit Receiving Hospital after being shot in the head Jan. 24 while responding to a domestic violence call the previous Wednesday on the city’s east side.
The Associated Press contributed