2 dead, police officer shot and 2 gunmen barricaded in Detroit homes

Monday, 12 Feb, 2018

A Detroit police officer was shot on the city's east side Sunday night as police work to negotiate with a suspected barricaded gunman.

The officer is hospitalized and his condition is not known.

The incident happened on Lamont, near Mound and Ryan around 10 o'clock Sunday night.

Police believe the gunman is also responsible for killing two women and injuring a man.

FOX 2 was told the suspect does suffer from a mental illness and told police he would not go down without a fight. Little detail has been provided about the second shooter but police say he lives next door and is not now active.

"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". He also has seven guns registered under his name as a CPL holder. Anybody suffering from a mental illness who is not being treated can basically resort to any type of violence.

Stay with 7 Action News for more on this developing story.

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