Police arrested a man Nov. 5 following a standoff at Riverstone Apartments.

Police arrested a man Nov. 5 following a standoff at Riverstone Apartments.

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Gunman arrested after stand-off with police

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published November 6, 2019

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SOUTHFIELD — A man is in custody after a domestic situation escalated Nov. 5.

According to Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, a 911 call came in around 3:05 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute involving a gun at Riverstone Apartments, in the 25000 block of Shiawassee Road.

The caller told dispatchers that a gun was brandished during a domestic incident and a man had locked himself inside an apartment.

When police arrived, the man, a 33-year-old Southfield resident, would not let officers enter the apartment.

“At that time, officers conducted an investigation by interviewing other individuals that were involved and determined they had probable cause to arrest the individual for felonious assault,” Loussia said.

Loussia said that, due to the suspect not cooperating with police, the department’s special entry and response team was activated.

For several hours, officers attempted to get the man to turn himself in, Loussia said, along with trying to de-escalate the situation.

Eventually, police made entry through the apartment door and arrested the man without incident.

The gun that was believed to be involved in the incident was also recovered.

Loussia said police anticipate presenting a warrant request to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office Nov. 6.

No one was injured during the incident, Loussia said.

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