Barricaded situation on Detroit’s west side ends, suspected gunman escapes

Police identify suspected gunman as William Gregory Hicks

DETROIT – A barricaded gunman situation on Detroit’s west side ended Saturday evening when police found the house they believed he was inside empty.

According to authorities, it began Saturday afternoon when a shooting happened during an argument between two people. Police said the suspected gunman fled into a home, located near the intersection of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Burlingame Street.

Police said the victim was shot in the leg and is expected to be OK.

The incident had police close several nearby streets and residents were urged to avoid the area.

Police said when officers searched the house Saturday evening, they found it empty.

The Detroit Police Department has identified the suspected gunman as William Gregory Hicks. A photo of Hicks can be seen below.

William Gregory Hicks (WDIV)

Anyone who has seen Hicks or has information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.

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