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.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest. 




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