Barricaded gunman surrenders to Detroit police after shooting neighbor with AK-47

Dispute between neighbors led to shooting, police standoff Friday morning

A shooting in Detroit led to a barricaded gunman situation in a Detroit home early Friday morning. The suspect reportedly surrendered to police on his own after a few hours.

DETROIT – A barricaded gunman situation at a Detroit home ended early Friday morning after the suspect turned himself in to police, officials said.

A man, said to be in his 50s, was barricaded inside a Detroit home on Spokane Avenue, near Joy Road and Livernois, for about two hours following a shooting in the area Friday morning. According to Detroit police, a dispute between two neighbors escalated when one neighbor pulled out and fired an AK-47 assault rifle.

The other neighbor involved in the dispute was struck by one bullet. He was reportedly taken to the hospital and listed in temporary serious condition.

Officials say the suspect fired several rounds from the AK-47, which littered the street of Spokane. You can see footage from the scene in the video player above.

Following the shooting, the suspect ran back inside the home and barricaded himself in there, officials said, triggering a standoff with police. Detroit police’s SWAT team arrived at the scene, and the barricaded gunman surrendered on his own soon after.

Detroit police are expected to share more details soon about what happened and what caused the dispute. No other information has been provided at this time.


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