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Barricaded shooter situation near DeWitt Twp. ends with suspect dead

Residents can return to their houses shortly.
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 5:17 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 10:17 AM EST
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DEWITT TWP., Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: Authorities said the incident was over at 2:45 p.m. The long process included authorities exhausting all routes including sending in robots from Lansing Police and Michigan State Police.

Residents can return to their houses shortly. The community is not believed to be in any danger at this time.

Also, around 3:40 p.m., it was confirmed that the person involved in the standoff situation took his own life.

Police are at a barricaded subject situation near DeWitt Township. The barricades start at Brook Road and State Road.

Clinton County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that a subject is barricaded in a house and they have the area between Northward Drive and Mayfield Drive surrounded.

Clinton County dispatch is asking residents to stay inside in an interior room or basement until further notice.

Around 4 a.m. Friday, police received reports from the 1300 block of Mayfield Drive of a vehicle in the area being fired upon. The individual was outside, firing shots at vehicles and everything that moved. A vehicle was struck once.

Officers then responded to the area. Within the next hour of the officers’ arrival, 30-40 rounds were fired.

Police narrowed down which residence shots were coming from and observed someone outside of the home.

Officers established communications with the shooter around 4:15 am. Those negotiations lasted until 7 am. Police are attempting to re-establish communication by multiple means and know the subject is inside of the home.

The area is well surrounded, everyone in the community protected, and the subject is contained.

Approximately 40-50 officers between DeWitt Township Police, Bath Township, Clinton County Sheriff, Lansing Police, Michigan State Police, Clinton County Special Operations Team, Lansing Police START Team are on the scene. Authorities have requested K-9 units to assist and a helicopter has been circling the area.

Police have no motive determined yet and are not aware of any relationship between the victim or victims and the shooter.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

Police are at a barricaded subject situation near DeWitt Township. The barricades start at...
Police are at a barricaded subject situation near DeWitt Township. The barricades start at Brook Road and State Road. Clinton County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that a subject is barricaded in a house and they have it surrounded.(WILX/Jordan Bridleman)

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