Negotiations Taking Place With Suspect In Shooting
Dearborn Michigan 10.6.22: Dearborn Police were called to the Hampton Inn on Michigan Avenue earlier this afternoon at 1:15PM on reports of possible shots being fired on the hotels 3rd Floor. Arriving officers confirmed the shooting.
Officers immediately identified locations of the wounded and declared a barricaded gunman incident. Dearborn & mutual aid SWAT/SRT units were notified. The area surrounded the hotel were shut down.
Preliminary information stated the suspect, a Black male in his 30s, 5’4″ inches in height and wearing black clothing was armed with a long gun, according to dispatch audio. Dispatch audio suggested it was a short barreled AR style rifle. Additional information shared included a Glock handgun was in the possession of the suspect.
Police officers on scene started an evacuation of residents and searched for the exact location of the suspect.
Dispatch audio suggests at least 1 person was found with a fatal gunshot would on the 3rd floor. Dearborn Fire/EMS was also dispatched to the scene for the injured, staging nearby until the scene was secure enough for them to move in.
According to the Michigan State Police, the suspect was still firing shots, although that wasn’t immediately apparent on dispatch audio, common when monitoring emergency frequencies.
Dispatch audio suggested the suspect was holed up in a 3rd floor room and the incident stemmed from an argument over money with hotel staff. Negotiators have made the scene and are in discussion with the suspect. Additional information gathered indicated the suspects mother and fiancé are also on scene helping with this negotiations.
The Dearborn Police Department is being assisted by multiple agencies, including the MSP and surrounding agencies. MSP’s Trooper 6 is also assisting ground units with scene security.
The situation is still fluid at the time of this writing at 5:39PM. Below is dispatch audio from the beginning of the incident.
The information above is gathered from dispatch audio that can change, quickly…Dispatch audio should be used for informational purposes only. Investigation often leads to something entirely different.
Update: Suspect is in custody, no further injuries. The perimeter is being collapsed although Michigan Avenue remains closed at this time. 2043.
Dearborn Police Dispatch Audio
Police activity in the area of the Hampton Inn at Michigan and Tenny. Please Avoid the Area. https://t.co/a4M6PsMWqM— Dearborn Police (@DearbornPolice) October 6, 2022
There is a current active shooting scene at the Hampton Inn, 22324 Michigan Ave in Dearborn. This situation is active and dangerous. Stay away from the scene. pic.twitter.com/bLAlwdmDgn— MSP Second District (@mspmetrodet) October 6, 2022