2 women killed, Detroit officer shot in standoff with barricaded gunman

Two dead, Detroit police officer shot

Two women are dead and a Detroit Police officer was shot and wounded in a barricaded gunman situation that began Sunday night and spilled into Monday morning, Fox 2 reports.

Detroit Assistant Police Chief Arnold Williams says the gunman has a history of mental illness.

Two women were killed, one in her 60s and another in her 50s or 60s.

Police surround the home where they believe the suspect is. The officer was shot in the leg in the knee area and is now in stable condition in the hospital.

As of 7 a.m., the scene is still active, Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman, said. The gunman reportedly told police he "won't go down without a fight".

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The officer was struck in the knee during an incident in the 19400 block of Lamont, police said late Sunday. He also has seven guns registered under his name as a CPL holder.

Williams offered few details about the man barricaded inside the home other than, citing people who know the armed man, he is "suffering from a mental illness".

In recent years, Craig continued, "the number of these barricaded suspects has roughly doubled. and more often than not, these individuals are mentally ill - the jail is not the place to treat them", he said.

Mason Elementary Middle School is closed due to the police situation.

This story is developing.

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