Barricaded Gunman On Detroit’s West Side Surrenders

DETROIT (WWJ) — A barricaded gunman tried to flee from police through a neighborhood before ultimately giving himself up to police on Detroit’s West Side on Friday afternoon.

The man, identified as parolee Derrick Woodley, allegedly fired several rounds from gun while in an argument with his girlfriend.

Woodley barricaded himself in a house near Ivanhoe Street and the I-96 freeway after police arrived at the scene. Woodley then fled out of a window and into a second house, where he was later apprehended.

“As the SRT was attempting to negotiate him out of the home, he was able to escape out of a side window where he ran over to the next adjacent street, Vancouver, where he hid into the basement area,” Detroit Police Commander Elvin Barren said.

Barren said that Woodley violated his parole while possessing the weapon.

“It was a side window — we had our eyes on it the whole time,” Barren said. “As the perimeter was set up, there was some distance from that corner of that particular location, which he was able to get a head start. But as he scaled the fence, our crews were right on top of him.”

Police set up outside of the second home, where Woodley was eventually caught with a handgun.

Woodley surrendered peacefully and no one was hurt during the incident.


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