DETROIT (WWJ) – A gunman is in custody after peacefully surrendering in a barricaded situation on Detroit’s northwest side.

Police had been dealing with a barricaded gunman, holed up with an infant as a hostage in a house on Sussex near Keeler. According to a report, the man shot the now-husband of his ex-wife while he was walking with her on Puritan.

Before 5 p.m., a Detroit Police Special Response Team had been surrounding the house, where police thought the suspect had a child inside. Police confirmed the man peacefully surrendered shortly after 6 p.m.

Nearby homes were evacuated during this incident. Those included houses to the sides, rear and in front of the suspect’s location. The public had been urged to stay clear of the area.

The suspect is said to be in his 30’s. His identity has not been released at this time.

The 29-year-old victim is listed in temporary serious condition. The child was not harmed.

Stay with WWJ for the latest on this developing story.


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