Police handle barricaded situation after bullet holes found at Southfield condominiums

Multiple bullet holes found

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Southfield police handled a barricaded situation Saturday at Kingswood Place Condominiums.

Police said they responded at 9 a.m. to a home in the 19000 block of Raleigh Circle South after reports that a bullet hole was found. Officers traced the apparent trajectory path to a condo across the street.

"I called my son and said 'Hey, there's something going on. Make sure the doors are locked. Don't answer the door.' So then he called me later and he said they were on the megaphone, asking somebody to come out,'" Deanna Whitted said.

Whitted's teenage son recorded video from his bedroom as heavily armed police officers descended on a home next door.

"He calls me back a little bit later and says, 'They're in shooting position, like, they're on their cars, we see a guy behind a tree with guns,' you know, so I was like 'OK, well make sure you stay inside,'" Whitted said.

Police discovered multiple bullet holes that appeared to be from shots exiting the home across the street.

"It’s a quiet neighborhood, and unfortunately things happen in every neighborhood," Whitted said. "To sit there and say, 'Oh, it will never happen in mine,' it could happen. You don't know what people are thinking."

A witness told police that a man and woman, believed to be residents at the home, arrived at about 8:30 a.m. and were inside the home. Police were unable to contact the pair.

A woman was seen leaving the condo and was detained, police said. The woman told police that she was a resident and her 33-year-old boyfriend was inside. Police attempted to contact the man and contacted his family members but were unable to get him to exit the home.

They were finally able to get the man.

"Got to trust cops. If they say stay inside, do it. Have to have faith," Whitted said.

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