ECORSE (WWJ) – What apparently began as a lovers’ quarrel on Valentine’s Day turned into a police standoff overnight in Ecorse.
The situation developed just after 12 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Salliotte Road, in a neighborhood along West Jefferson Avenue and Outer Drive.
What began as an argument between a boyfriend and a girlfriend turned into something more serious when the man allegedly grabbed a gun and fired shots at the woman, according to reports.
The woman was able to escape the home without any injuries, but a 4-year-old child was left inside. When police arrived at the home, the man refused to come out — triggering an armed standoff.
Hours passed as negotiators tried to convince the man to give himself up. Just before 6:30 a.m., those efforts proved successful and the man surrendered to police. He was taken into custody without further incident.
The child was uninjured.
An investigation is ongoing.
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