SUPERIOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI – For nearly 27 hours the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has been working to bring the barricaded gunman situation in the area of Meadow Dr. and Gale Rd. in Superior Township to a peaceful conclusion.
At this time, the subject remains barricaded and heavily armed. It is important for neighbors to remain vigilant and continue to seek shelter. Prior to the arrival of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and while officers have been on scene the subject has fired his weapon multiple times. No one has been injured, however police equipment has been destroyed. Efforts to communicate with the subject continue to ultimately bring this to a peaceful conclusion. Although subject has communicated, he refuses to put down his weapons and leave his parents property.
Around 4:30am yesterday morning, deputies were dispatched after receiving a call from family in the home that their son was suffering a mental health crisis and had assaulted his parents. The subject was said to be heavily armed, wearing a flak jacket, and had multiple magazines strapped to his body. Although no one was injured reports were also made that the subject had fired his weapon prior to the arrival of officers. Responding deputies were able to safely evacuate family members from the home, but the subject refused to come out, barricaded himself in his parents’ home, and currently remains inside.
Family and friends of the subject have been working with crisis negotiators as they employ all means to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion.
In November of 2019 five mental health professionals from Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health were selected to join Washtenaw County’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). Since that time these trained mental health professionals have been vital team members and respond alongside us for every call out. CNT staff are working tirelessly to help the subject get the help he needs and to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion.