Detroit standoff ends; gunman, 3 women dead, officers hurt

Two dead, Detroit police officer shot

Three Detroit police officers were shot and three women were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire, and reportedly barricaded himself in a home during the "melee" in an hourslong standoff.

The suspect has not been spoken to since 2:30 a.m. Monday and remains barricaded inside the home. Barren said one of the women, who was killed, is married to the injured Detroit Public Schools officer.

The standoff began around 10 p.m. when police received a call about shots fired at a home.

Responding police officers did not return fire during the standoff because it was unclear where the gunfire was coming from, according to Craig.

The officer is in stable condition.

"It was believed at one time during this situation that he may have also been firing shots", Craig said.

At one point, police thought there were two shooters. Little detail has been provided about the second shooter but police say he lives next door and is not now active.

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Two women have been killed in an ongoing barricade situation in Detroit by a suspect who suffers from mental illness and has seven legal guns registered to his name, according to the city's police. However, police discarded the theory after arresting a neighbor who they believed to be the second shooter. He confirmed that the suspected gunman's girlfriend was missing and that the two other victims were her relatives.

The gunman retreated to the home when police arrived and remains there - occasionally firing shots. Craig said about nine of his responding officers were pinned down by gunfire for about an hour.

Police say there's a possibility there may be a third victim inside. The suspect had no criminal history.

Detroit police and Michigan State Police have blocked off streets and roads in the neighborhood.

At one point, the gunman was heard saying he "wouldn't go down without a fight". Family members said the man suffers from mental illness, but Craig said there is nothing to confirm such.

"When are we going to realize?" "This is national. When will it end?"

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