Two dead, police officer shot and two gunmen barricaded in Detroit homes

Detroit Police Assistant Chief Arnold Williams screen shot from Detroit police Facebook live stream

Detroit Police Assistant Chief Arnold Williams screen shot from Detroit police Facebook live stream

Two women have been killed and a Detroit police officer has been shot but expected to recover according to authorities.

Detroit police are working to apprehend a barricaded gunman on Detroit's east side who is alleged to have fatally shot two women and wounded a responding police officer.

Assistant Chief Arnold Williams says officers came under fire while responding to reports of shots being fired at a home on the city's east side about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The incident comes weeks after Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss Jr., 25, a Detroit native and two-year member of the police department, was shot in the head the night of January 24 while responding to a domestic dispute. The gunman reportedly told police he "won't go down without a fight".

He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

One suspect is in custody after shooting a police officer in the knee late Sunday night.


We're told the gunman is a CPL holder, with seven guns registered to him.

"Right now a lot of people may think that someone who suffers from mental illness may not affect them - but that's not the case".

Williams said the man had an argument with one of the victims prior to the shootings.

At the time, Chief James Craig blamed Doss's slaying on police work being risky but also society's failure to treat many of those with mental illness.

". These situations always revolve around someone with a mental illness that's either untreated, or something they're responsible for self-treating which they do not treat".

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