Warren Police Find Home Empty After Hours-Long Standoff; Gunman At Large


WARREN (WWJ) - An hours-long police standoff in Warren is now over after the house officers had surrounded turned out to be completely empty.

The incident started just after 1 a.m. Wednesday when shots were fired at a home in the 8200 block of Jewett, near Stephens and Van Dyke Avenue. After the shooting, it was thought that the 25-year-old gunman barricaded himself inside the home, which belongs to his ex-girlfriend.

"It's my understanding that the ex-girlfriend came home and the ex-boyfriend seen her with the new boyfriend. Obviously, very upset, was disturbed by it. Shots was fired, I understand, by the ex-boyfriend and that's initially what transpired," Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer told WWJ's Charlie Langton. 

Just before 10 a.m., a robot was deployed inside the home and a sweep determine no one was inside.

At this point, the gunman remains at large. 

Dwyer said the gunman has an extensive criminal record, including charges for criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, assault on police, weapons and theft. 

No injuries were reported. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

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