Barricaded gunman killed two women, shot officer, Detroit police say

Barricaded gunman killed two women, shot officer, Detroit police say

Barricaded gunman killed two women, shot officer, Detroit police say

A barricaded situation in Detroit left one police officer injured.

Another of Detroit police officer, Waldis Johnson, has remained unconscious in critical condition since being shot while responding to a domestic assault on April 30, 2017.

Police believe the shooters know each other and it's unclear which one shot the police officer.

At 10:27 p.m. police got a call of shots fired on the east side at the 1900 block of Lamont Street. The gunman reportedly told police he "won't go down without a fight".

Two women - both neighbors - were fatally shot at the scene as well, Williams said.

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"It's not just unsafe for police officers - we are in a risky line of work - but it is risky for our community", said Detroit Police Asst.

The suspect had no criminal history, but is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, and has seven guns registered in his name. Police say the shooting suspect has mental issues.

In recent years, Craig continued, "the number of these barricaded suspects has roughly doubled. and more often than not, these individuals are mentally ill - the jail is not the place to treat them", he said.

The second barricaded gunman situation happened nearby next door.

Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com for updates on this developing story. It has not been an active situation for a while but police say they are keeping a very close eye on it.

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