Three women were killed and three police officers injured in a unsafe barricade incident at a Detroit home that lasted from Sunday night through Monday, Detroit police said. He added that police initially believed another person was firing from a neighboring house, but ultimately determined there was only one barricaded shooter situation.
Police fired flash-bang grenades and gas cannisters into the home multiple times between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday, when they lost all contact with the suspect.
Smith ultimately killed his girlfriend and two of her friends who had gone to the home to help with a domestic situation, officers said. A third officer will be released from the hospital in a day after suffering more significant injuries that are non - life threatening.
Two women were shot outside the house.
The incident comes weeks after Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss Jr., 25, a Detroit native and two-year member of the police department, was shot in the head the night of January 24 while responding to a domestic dispute. In the second attack on the officers, officials say a second officer was shot in the leg. Police say the shooting suspect has mental issues.
Two people are dead and two others injured including a police officer following a shooting in Detroit. Craig said it is possible he could be dead inside.
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There was a second attack on the officers were a second Detroit police officer was shot. The off-duty DPSCD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the knee and is expected to survive.
Wayne County Sheriff deputies and the Michigan State Police are also at the scene.
The barricade began Sunday night with a 911 call to police about shots fired from a home, Craig said. The suspect also reportedly suffers from mental illness and has no criminal history.
"The suspect was heard saying, 'I will not be taken without a fight, '" Craig said. "He clearly expressed and intention to do harm, He clearly expressed and intent to hurt police officers". He has seven guns registered under his name.
"This is not a Detroit thing", he said.