Washtenaw County deputy shot in active barricaded gunman situation

Superior Township residents near active police scene asked to stay inside

A Washtenaw County deputy has been shot at an active police scene in Superior Township on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Washtenaw County deputy has been shot at an active police scene on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

Law enforcement have surrounded a home in Superior Township after responding to a report of shots being fired between neighbors, officials said.

Shortly after officers arrived on scene, the suspect in question fired shots at the officers -- striking a deputy.

Officials say the deputy is in stable condition. He was transported to a hospital by another deputy.

Members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, multiple SWAT teams and a bomb squad are currently at the scene. Officials say a crisis negotiation team is also working at the scene.

A mobile command center arrived at the scene this afternoon -- which is a strong suggestion that police expect this situation to unfold throughout the night.

Officials are currently unsure if anyone else is inside the home with the gunman.

Residents in the area -- bordered by North Prospect, Geddes, East Clark and North Harris roads -- are being asked to stay inside or avoid the area.

6 p.m. update

Law enforcement continue to surround the home of the barricaded gunman as the situation unfolds.

Update: The Washtenaw County deputy shot amid an active barricaded gunman situation Wednesday afternoon is reportedly in stable condition.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as we provide updates on this developing story.

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