Detroit officer shot in barricaded gunman standoff

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Police say they're at a home where a gunman has been barricaded since late Sunday night, CBS Detroit reports.

Police were called to Lamont Street around 10:20 p.m. responding to a report about shots being fired.

Police closed the surrounding area off to traffic and advised people in the area to stay in their homes or, if traveling, to avoid the area.

"It's not just risky for police officers - we are in a unsafe line of work - but it is risky for our community", said Detroit Police Asst. The suspect began shooting at police as they arrived to the scene, which provoked the barricaded gunman situation.

Williams offered few details about the man barricaded inside the home other than, citing people who know the armed man, he is "suffering from a mental illness".

"It goes back to mental illness", he said. He also has seven guns registered under his name.

Patrol cars, unmarked police cars, a Border Patrol auto, a tank-like vehicle and others flanked Outer Drive as officers responded to the barricaded gunman.

The first suspect is known to officers.

Police are also dealing with a second shooter. "We need to do more", Craig said at a press conference following that shooting.

"This is not a Detroit thing", Craig continued.

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