UPDATE: Suspect in custody after firing gun in Charlotte, shelter in place lifted

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UPDATE: (4:12 p.m.) — The Charlotte Police Department has released new info on an incident where a person barricaded themselves in a home today.

Police say they were called at 4:36 a.m. to the area of S. Sheldon St. and Henry St.

Charlotte Police say there was a reported ‘disturbance’ that took place between two people and one person fired a gun.

No one was hit or hurt.

“I didn’t expect it. This is a fairly older neighborhood. A safe place and I’m just devastated,” one neighbor said.

Law enforcement set up a perimeter around the home and they issued a shelter in place warning.

At 10:25 a.m. the suspect tried to leave the home and police say they were taken into custody and the shelter in place was lifted.

Charlotte Police were assisted on scene by the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police Lansing Post, Eaton County Central Dispatch, Eaton Area EMS, and the City of Charlotte Department of Public Works.

Formal charges will be requested through the Eaton County Prosecutors Office, police say.


UPDATE: (11:00 a.m.) — The City of Charlotte has announced on their Facebook page that they have a suspect in custody in connection to the incident today.

In addition, the shelter in palce orer has been lifted.

The shelter in place order was issued and S. Sheldon St. and Henry St. were closed due to an active threat in the area.

UPDATE: (9:39 a.m.) — The Michigan State Police have told 6 News that there is possibly a person is barricaded inside a home with a gun in Charlotte.

They are working on trying to get inside the house.

At the time Charlotte Police are leading the situation and will give more information as they have it.


EATON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — As of Thursday, Dec. 16, a shelter in place order has gone into effect in Charlotte, Mich.

Officials say the order was put into effect due to a nearby threat. The threat was off South Sheldon Street. West Henry Street to John Street is closed off due to the threat.

6 News reached out to Eaton County officials, however, there is no further information currently available.

Authorities are asking individuals to take an alternative route.

6 News will keep you updated as this investigation continues.

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