Dead Following Detroit Shooting

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Detroit police are working to apprehend a barricaded gunman on Detroit's east side who is alleged to have fatally shot two women and wounded a responding police officer.

There was no word on the relationship of the dead women to the suspect.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m., according to reports from WDIV-TV (Channel 4) and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7).

The officer is hospitalized and his condition is not known. A bullet struck an officer in the leg but the cop is expected to be OK.

The shooting comes just over a week after the Detroit Police Department said their goodbyes to Officer Glenn Doss Jr. a cop who shot by a barricaded gunman while responding to a domestic violence call on January 24. He also has seven guns registered under his name. Police say the shooting suspect has mental issues.

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The gunman retreated to the home when police arrived and was still there mid-morning Monday, occasionally firing shots.

Police surround the home where they believe the suspect is.

"This is one thing we always deal with this situation - these situations always revolve around someone with a mental illness that's either untreated or something that they're responsible for self-treating which they do not treat".

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".

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