Police shoot armed man while responding to domestic assault at Redford home

Man reportedly pointed long gun at officers outside mobile home

Redford Township police shoot and injure a man who, they say, pointed a long gun at officers.

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man is in stable condition Saturday after being shot by Redford Township police officers who were responding to a report of a domestic assault, officials report.

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At about 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Redford Township police say they were responding to a report of a domestic assault involving weapons at a mobile home off Plymouth Road, near Hemingway, when they encountered the suspect, a man, holding a long gun.

Upon noticing the man’s weapon, officers then exited the home, and the suspect followed them, pointing the gun at police, officials said. Redford Township officer then reportedly fired several shots at the man.

The man was injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital, and is in stable condition as of Saturday morning, officials said. No officers were injured in the incident.

There was still a heavy police presence when Keith Bolde took his husky for a morning stroll.

“They had the road blocked, and I couldn’t get down here,” Bolde said.

Neighbors said they’re worried about stray bullets.

“I live around the corner on Fordson. I’m worried about that,” Bolde said. “Getting shot in my house, bullets going through my house.”

Since the start of the pandemic, police have seen a troubling rise in domestic violence cases.

“There’s help out there for people, that’s the big thing. There’s help,” Bolde said.

Officials did not release the man’s identity or say whether or not he has been arrested. No other details have been released at this time.

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