4 detained after police chase, barricaded standoff in east Detroit


An investigation into a murder in Detroit resulted in police persecution, a barricaded situation and four people arrested Wednesday.

Authorities were looking for suspects in the death of a 54-year-old man who was shot multiple times with a high-powered rifle on Tuesday. Officials working on the northeast side of the city spotted a vehicle that the murder investigators believed was involved in the incident and tried to stop the traffic, police told reporters.

A young man jumped out with a rifle and fled, police said.

After a chase, officers learned that the man had run into a house on the 14,000 block of Wilshire. He refused to come out and at around 2 p.m. an armed situation barricaded was declared, Detroit Police Commander. In it Szilagy said.

Officials from the ninth and fifth districts and a special response team surrounded the house and contacted the people inside. Four men, all under 25, eventually left and were arrested, Szilagy said.

The police believe one of the people is a suspect of the murder, but will “investigate these suspects to see who is involved, who had the gun and whether we can bring that back to the case,” said the commander. A search warrant was obtained to look for evidence at home.

Szilagy said the incident marks the 34th barricaded gunner in the city in Detroit this year, compared to 22 in 2019.


Dusty Kennedy