Troy police peacefully resolve barricaded gunman situation

By: Brendan Losinski | Troy Times | Published September 13, 2022


TROY — The Troy Police Department peacefully resolved a situation with a barricaded gunman Sept. 9.

Police were contacted after a woman living in a home on Starr Drive, located near Livernois Road and Stephenson Highway, called 911 at approximately 11:43 p.m. She reported that she had fled her home after her 22-year-old son fired gunshots outside the house.

Officers arrived, gave shelter to the caller, and set up a perimeter around the house. Phone contact was established with the subject inside, and police confirmed no others were inside.

“(The subject) was agitated and not willing to speak with officers. While on scene, officers continued to hear gunfire from the home,” Sgt. Jason Clark said in an email. “Simultaneously, efforts to advise the surrounding neighbors to shelter in place were made by officers on scene and Troy communications personnel.”

The Troy Police Tactical Support Team and additional members of the Crisis Negotiation Team were called out and responded. Police said that as the incident progressed and negotiations continued, additional tactical resources responded from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Alliance Mobile Health had ambulance crews at the scene. After negotiations attempts failed to progress through the night, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deployed a robot to search the interior of the home.

“At 8:35 a.m., almost nine hours after the initial 911 call was received, officers located the 22-year-old male subject hiding in the backseat of a car parked in the backyard of the home,” wrote Clark. “The subject was immediately taken into custody by the Tactical Support Team without incident.”

The Troy Police Department expressed their gratitude to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Alliance Mobile Health units on the scene for helping bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion.

No statements have been made by the Troy Police about potential charges against the subject.