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2 gunmen barricaded in Detroit homes after 2 women killed, officer shot

Victims are relatives; officer in stable condition

Two women were killed, a poliec officer was shot and so was an off-duty police officer on Feb. 11, 2018 in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Two gunmen were barricaded inside homes Monday morning in Detroit after two women were killed and a police officer was shot in the knee. 

The Detroit police officer is expected to be OK after being shot Sunday night near East Outer Drive and Ryan Road.

Police from multiple agencies have surrounded the area. Several roads and streets in the area are blocked off. 

At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday police were called to Lamont Street on a report of shots fired. That's when the officer was shot in the knee. He is in stable condition. 

Off-duty officer also shot

Another police officer who was off-duty also was shot. That officer, who works with the Detroit Public Schools Police Department (DPSPD), was shot in his thigh. He is expected to be OK. 

His wife is one of the women who was killed, according to the DPSPD chief. The chief said the gunman was dating the niece of one of the victims. She is missing.

Her family fears she is barricaded with the gunman inside one of the homes. 

Victims are relatives

Two women, who are relatives, were shot and killed. One of the women was in her 70s. She was a grandmother.  

The two gunmen were in separate homes that are nextdoor to each other. One was taken into custody later Monday morning.

Family of one of the gunmen said he has a history of mental illness and he does not want to go down without a fight. 

"The suspect is suffering from mental illnesses, per individuals who know him. The suspect has made statements that he will not go down without a fight," said Asst. Police Chief Arnold Williams. "We are trying to negotiate and talk the suspect out for surrender."

Nearby school closed

Nearby Mason Elementary Middle School is closed due to the police situation.

Stay with ClickOnDetroit for updates. 


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