*This Article from Detroit Press got it wrong* We were told it was a scorpions mc member being held hostage by a member of the Highwaymen
James David Dickson-The Detroit News
Detroit — A man who barricaded himself in a home on Detroit’s west side Tuesday morning, after allegedly firing a shot at Redford police officers, is a suspect in a triple homicide, police said.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the man, 38, belongs to an area motorcycle gang. Police believe one of the victims may have been a former or current member of the group.
Richard Nelson Sr. arrived at the scene early Tuesday afternoon and identified himself as the father of one of the hostages, Richard Nelson Jr., 44.
He said his son only met the suspect “about a week ago.”
As for what his son was doing over there Tuesday morning, or the relationship of either man to the female hostage, Nelson said “I have no idea.”
“We never rush,” Craig said Tuesday. “We practice de-escalation.”