Shelter-in-place lifted for residents on Detroit’s west side following barricaded gunman situation

Police enact safety protocols after homicide investigation leads them to Constance Avenue home

Detroit police set up near a home where a barricaded gunman situation takes place on Sept. 14, 2022. (Sunny Shields/WDIV)

DETROIT – Residents in the area of Constance Avenue and Asbury Park on Detroit’s west side are no longer being asked to shelter in place Wednesday following a barricaded gunman situation.

Detroit police were investigating a barricaded gunman situation Wednesday morning in the 16000 block of Constance Avenue said to be connected to a homicide that occurred Tuesday night. Officers and special response teams were set up in the area, and nearby residents were being asked to shelter in place amid the investigation.

The shelter-in-place notice has been lifted for the community as of 12:05 p.m.

Police said around 11 a.m. that the danger had subsided after several individuals had been detained.

Officials say that seven people had been removed from the home and were being questioned and interviewed. It is possible that some of the individuals are minors, but police said they could not confirm that information.

The barricaded gunman situation on Constance Avenue is believed to be connected to a “violent homicide” that occurred Tuesday night on Greenfield Road near Schoolcraft Street, police told Local 4. The suspect in question was said to be waving a firearm around outside of a window while driving following the homicide. An investigation led police to the home on Constance Avenue, where the suspect’s car was reportedly identified.

As a precaution, Detroit police enacted barricaded gunman protocols, believing the suspect was inside of the Constance Avenue home and likely armed.

Two people are in police custody following the investigation, according to police. Details about their involvement and potential charges have not been shared.

No other details have been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


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