Shooting suspect in Detroit hotel hands himself in to police

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A gunman accused of shooting and injuring one person, who then barricaded himself in a room at a hotel in suburban Detroit, surrendered Thursday night and was taken into custody, state police said from Michigan.

“The barricaded gunman was taken into custody without incident,” the state police said Twitter.

The surrender occurred just before 9 p.m. EDT, or nearly seven hours after the standoff began.

Businesses in the surrounding popular restaurant and shopping district have been evacuated or closed.

The barricaded gunman was taken into custody without incident. Michigan Avenue is still closed and will be while the investigation continues.

The shooting early Thursday afternoon stemmed from a dispute over money with employees at the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Police Commissioner Issa Shahin said at a news conference. The injured person was taken to a hospital. Her name and condition have not been released.

The suspect was being held at the hotel and was armed with a long gun, Police Cpl. Dan Bartok to reporters.

“Negotiators are working and trying to resolve this peacefully,” Bartok said.

Shortly after 1 p.m., gunshots were reported from the hotel in the busy neighborhood of Dearborn, a city of over 100,000 west and southwest of Detroit.

Police evacuated the hotel and surrounding businesses. Traffic into the busy downtown area was blocked, Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police.

Earlier, The state police tweeted that the “situation is active and dangerous” and that shots “were still being fired by the suspect”.

Officers in tactical gear could be seen as well as emergency vehicles.

Some businesses near the hotel, including Dearborn Federal Savings Bank and Better Health Market, are locked down with customers inside.

“There are police everywhere,” said Cheryl Seguin, a security officer at the bank. “Police from multiple jurisdictions and federal, county and state agencies. Several police cars and other types of units – EMS, pretty much everything.”

Better Health Market manager Patrick Collins described the sight of police, automatic weapons and ambulances. Three customers were inside the store.

“There’s a lot going on,” he said. Shooting suspect in Detroit hotel hands himself in to police

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