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The Latest: Police identify shooter in longview standoff

DETROIT – The Latest in a Detroit shooting and standoff that left three women dead, three policemen injured and the shooter dead (all times are local):

2:56 pm

Detroit police have identified the gunman suspected of killing three women and wounding three officers.

Detroit Deputy police chief Elvin Barren says the 49-year-old Lance Smith was found dead late Monday morning.

Police say Smith died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had killed his girlfriend, who also was found in a house in the city, from the east side where a standoff takes 14 hour began the night of Sunday to Monday. The police said when the girlfriend died of gunshot wounds.

Police chief James Craig says about nine responding officers were pinned down by gunfire for about an hour. He says Smith “heard say:” I will not be taken without a fight.'”

The police says that the two other women were in connection with Smith’s girlfriend, and both of them were fatally shot.

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2:03 pm

The police says a 14-hour stand-off with armed man in Detroit is terminated after the death of three women, the suspected shooter, and the wounding of three officers, who came under fire at the scene.

Detroit police say that the conflict began Sunday night after two women were fatally shot during an apparent argument. Michigan State Police Lt Michael Shaw said that his officers used a robot Monday to enter a home and secure the shooter and a third of female victims were dead of gunshot wounds.

Detroit Assistant police chief Arnold Williams says officers came under fire at the scene late Sunday. Three police officers were wounded — two from the Detroit Police Department and an off-duty officer of the Detroit Public Schools Police Department. The police said the wounds to all three are not believed to be life-threatening.

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11:31 pm

Detroit police say they are looking for a gunman after two women were fatally shot during an apparent argument, and two officers were injured while responding.

Assistant Chief Arnold Williams says officers came under fire while responding to reports of shots being fired at a house on the city’s east side about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. He says that the two women and a man were shot. The police said that the man was an off-duty Detroit public schools officer.

Chief James Craig told reporters during a press conference a second Detroit police officer was wounded while responding. The police said the wounds to all three are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police say the man is a suspect in the shooting was believed to be trapped in the area and the police worked early Monday to him.

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5:51 pm

Detroit police say they are looking for a gunman after two women were fatally shot and an officer was injured in the answering of the shooting.

Assistant Chief Arnold Williams says officers came under fire while responding to reports of shots being fired at a house on the city’s east side about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. He says two women and a man were injured. Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood confirms that the two women died.

Williams says the officer’s wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

Williams says a man suspected in the shootings was believed to be trapped in the area and the police worked early Monday to him.

Williams says that the initial shooting reportedly followed an argument in which at least one of the victims.

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