DETROIT - A bizarre scene has unfolded on Detroit's east side after two barricaded gunmen holed up in a home after injuring one person managed to escape police surveillance. The scene unfolded around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when a 39-year-old man and his friend got into an argument over parking with two unknown men.
Taking place at the 5700 block of Coplin, police say the two unknown men, ages 26 and 59, pulled out guns and pointed them at the victims at one point during the argument.
The 59-year-old eventually fired shots and hit one of the victims.
Officers say the friend was able to drag the victim to an alley and called for help. EMS eventually took him to a local hospital where they're expected to be okay after surgery. For the gunmen, both ran into a home and barricaded themselves inside.
Police later told FOX 2 that officers had talked to the suspects over the phone about surrendering.
"We were able to talk to them multiple times throughout the day, encouraging them to surrender. At one point the suspects both agreed they wanted to surrender but they wanted to go to a police station, they didn't want to come out of the house," Cmdr Darin Szilagy said. "They stated they weren't in the house, we're asking suspects to consider surrendering this is not going to go away. Come In turn yourselves in peacefully, I promise you we'll treat you with respect and let the justice system do its thing."
At some point yesterday, the suspects managed to escape the barricade. Police have released mug shots of both of the suspects, however, they declined to discuss further details about them.
Neighbors tell us the 59-year-old and the 26-year-old are a father and son.
The first suspect is described as a black man 59-year-old, armed with a long gun.
The second is described as a 26-year-old armed with a handgun.
Police say they do not believe these two to be a danger to people. But if anyone recognize these individuals or know of their wherabouts, they are asked to please call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.