Detroit Police Officer Shot, Suspect Barricaded

Detroit Police Officer Shot, Suspect Barricaded

"The suspect made statements that he will not go down without a fight", Williams said.

A barricaded situation in Detroit left one police officer injured. "At this time, we're trying to negotiate. and talk the suspect out for surrender. Anybody that suffers from a mental illness, who is not being treated, can basically resort to any type of violence and that violence is not necessarily directed toward a police officer - it can be directed at anyone in the community".

The shootings occurred in the 19000 block of Lamont. "We don't know and can't explain why someone with a mental illness does what they do, and it just so happens that this person with a mental illness has weapons".

According to Williams, the initial shooting reportedly followed an argument involving at least one of the victims, however, he said details are scant at the moment. Officials also say he has seven guns registered to him and that he does have those weapons legally. He died four days later.

Police believe the gunman is also responsible for killing two women and causing non-life threatening injuries to a man. "I'm not just talking about in Lansing; I'm talking about in the United States of America". The suspect began shooting at police as they arrived to the scene, which provoked the barricaded gunman situation. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.



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