DETROIT (WWJ) – Three women are dead, three officers injured and a lone gunman is dead after a tense standoff between police and the barricaded man.
Since late Sunday night Detroit police have been on the scene of a barricaded gunman — at a home on Lamont Street off Seven Mile Road between Mound and Ryan roads in northeast Detroit — which ended with three people killed and three Detroit police officers injured Monday afternoon.
In a live press conference Monday morning Police Chief James Craig said the suspect, 49-year-old Lance Smith, was believed to have a hostage inside the home.
Craig stating that in addition to the Detroit police – SRT (Special Response Teams) along with Michigan State Police Bomb Squad are on site — and the use of a robot to enter the home is being considered.
A second Detroit police officer was shot — as he arrived on the scene and was taken to an area hospital by his partner — he is expected to recover.