Suspect who shot at hotel near Detroit surrenders to police
DEARBORN, Mich. — A gunman accused of shooting and wounding a person and then barricading himself in a room at a suburban Detroit hotel turned himself in Thursday night and was arrested, Detroit police said. Michigan State.
“The barricaded shooter was taken into custody without incident,” state police said on Twitter.
The surrender took place shortly before 9 p.m. EDT, nearly seven hours after the standoff began.
Businesses in the surrounding popular dining and shopping area were evacuated or locked down.
The barricaded shooter was taken into custody without incident. Michigan Avenue is still closed and will be as the investigation continues.
Thursday afternoon’s shooting stemmed from a financial dispute with staff at the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Police Chief Issa Shahin said at a news conference. The injured was taken to hospital. Their names and condition were not disclosed.
The suspect was confined to the hotel and armed with a long gun, police corporal. Dan Bartok told reporters.
“The negotiators are working, trying to resolve this peacefully,” Bartok said.
Shots were reported shortly after 1 p.m. at the hotel in busy Dearborn, a city of more than 100,000 people just west and southwest of Detroit.
The police evacuated the hotel and surrounding businesses. Traffic in the bustling downtown was blocked, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said.
Earlier, state police tweeted that “the situation is active and dangerous” and that shots “are still being fired by the suspect.”
Officers in tactical gear could be seen, along with emergency vehicles.
Some businesses near the hotel, including Dearborn Federal Savings Bank and Better Health Market, closed with customers inside.
“There are police everywhere,” said Cheryl Seguin, security guard at the bank. “Police from multiple federal, county, and state jurisdictions and agencies. Multiple police cruisers and other types of units – EMS, just about anything.”
Patrick Collins, director of the Better Health Market, described seeing police, automatic weapons and ambulances. Three customers were inside the market.
“There’s a lot going on,” he said.
Savage reported from Chicago. Williams reported from West Bloomfield, Michigan.