Ecorse barricaded gunman situation ends when man turns self into police station

ECORSE, Mich. – A man police thought was inside an Ecorse home Wednesday morning with a 4-year-old girl has turned himself in at the police station. 

Police said the situation started around midnight at the home on Salliotte near Jefferson with a domestic argument in which a man allegedly shot at a woman.

Police surrounded the home in a standoff. However, the person police thought was inside the home walked into the police station to turn himself in. The man's sister said he had no idea there was a police situation at his home. 

The 4-year-old girl was sleeping the whole time. She is OK. Family members went to get her from the home. 

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Police said officers originally went to the wrong home when they responded to a different house alarm. They went to the home where there was an argument between the man and his girlfriend. The boyfriend became angry at the woman because he thought she called police, which she never did. 

The man pulled out a gun and shot at the woman. She fled the home and went to the police station to make a report. Meanwhile, police had left the home, but returned after she filed the report. However, the man had left the home by the time officers returned. He left the 4-year-old girl alone sleeping. 

Police showed up in full forces with S.W.A.T. Officers were led to believe the man was armed inside the home with a 4-year-old child. However, he wasn't there and ended up walking into the police station about 6 a.m.

Both the man and woman are being questioned by police. 

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