Detroit Standoff Ends With 4 Dead, 3 Police Officers Wounded

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
February 12, 2018USshare
Detroit Standoff Ends With 4 Dead, 3 Police Officers Wounded
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A standoff that saw a gunman barricade himself inside a home in Detroit ended early Monday, Feb. 12, with four people dead and three police officers wounded.

The gunman was among the dead.

Lance Smith, 49, barricaded himself inside a home in the 19400 block of Lamont, Detroit police told The Detroit News.

Smith fired shots around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night. Within 10 minutes, police officers arrived on scene and came under fire, during which one officer was wounded.

Smith ultimately killed his girlfriend and two of her friends who had gone to the home to help with a domestic situation, officers said.

The first officer wounded is related to the victims, including the girlfriend, reported WXYZ.

A male inside the house was also shot but survived.

Two other officers were wounded during the ensuing standoff.

All officers were shot in their legs, although all are considered minor injuries.

Police said the suspect told them he was “not going down without a fight,” according to ABC13.

The standoff ended after about 14 hours, when police entered the home and found four bodies and the wounded man. Robots preceded the officers, and located the four bodies.


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