Domestic Incident Sparks Shooting, Police Standoff In Detroit

WWJ News
August 21, 2019 - 7:47 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A suspect is in custody following an hours-long police standoff that was apparently sparked by a domestic incident with the man's girlfriend.

The situation unfolded around 4 a.m. Wednesday when police received a call from a woman who said she got into a heated argument with her boyfriend at a home on Princeton, near Linwood and Puritan. 

"She stated that she had an argument with her boyfriend, he produced a revolver and fired one shot at her," Capt. Darin Szilagy told WWJ's Charlie Langton. "While the officers were at the scene talking to the complainant, the suspect showed up. The officers went to engage him and he ran up into a house across the street."

Officers established a perimeter around the home and called for reinforcements. Negotiators tried for hours to communicate with the suspect without success. Eventually, tear gas was deployed inside the home as officers broke down the front door and made their way inside. 

"We did force the front door open and then continued communicating, asking him to come out," Szilagy  said. "At around 7:30 a.m., he finally surrendered."

At that point, the 30-year-old suspect was taken into custody. 

No injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

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