DEARBORN (WWJ) – An hours-long standoff with police in Dearborn Heights has come to an end with four suspects in custody.
The situation unfolded around 4:30 a.m. Thursday on Annapolis Street, near the Southfield Freeway just south of Outer Drive. Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies were heavily armed and dressed in full protective gear as they surrounded the home and tried for hours to convince the suspects to surrender.
Just before 8 a.m., officers forced entry to the home and apprehended four male suspects. All were handcuffed and taken away from the scene in squad cars.
Dearborn Heights Police Chief Lee Gavin said the young suspects were apparently involved in a drug deal, which was arranged through social media, that ended in a robbery and shooting, and left the victims hospitalized.
“Carter’s Restaurant, just up the street there, over the weekend Dearborn had a robbery and shooting up there. Dearborn detectives are at the scene working with our detectives, and it sounds like the same MO. That subject there was meeting with a group of people to make a purchase and he was robbed and shot,” said Gavin.
Gavin said the situation was an eye-opener for police.
“We’re going to have to step up our enforcement in this area and let our narcotics bureau and our road officers know to pay increased attention to this area,” he said.
Residents were cautioned to stay inside their homes as the situation developed. No injuries were reported.
The scene remains active. Police are now searching the home for evidence.
An investigation is ongoing.
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