Detroit - [name withheld] the gunman who was shot and killed after walking into a Detroit police station and wounding four officers was under investigation for holding a 13-year-old as a sex slave.
In a report on Digital Journal [name withheld] walked into Detroit's 6th Precinct and opened fire on officers in the station.
A video of the shooting can be seen in this report on Digital Journal. Warning the video is disturbing.
A 13-year-old runaway was allegedly kidnapped and taken to a house in Detroit and kept as a sex slave. She was kept chained to a toilet. The girl was allowed to talk to her mother but did not know where she was.
The girl said she was in a car with friends at 2 a.m.when they got in an argument and the girl was put out of the car. The girl's mother said [name withheld] forced her into his car and took her to a house and repeatedly raped her.
About ten days later the girl managed to escape. The girl clad only in a bra and underpants ran down the street screaming for someone to help her.
det.news.com reports the girl's mother said, "A man saw her running down the street and let her call me. Thank God for that man. God bless him."
The girl escaped just a few hours before the shooting at the police station.
The girl's mother said speaking of [name withheld], "He said, 'If anyone finds out I did this, I'll go to jail for the rest of my life, so I'm keeping you here as my slave.'"
The woman also said, "He told my daughter he would rather die than go to prison. Maybe that's why he pulled a shotgun on those officers — after she got away from that house, he knew the police were going to come looking for him. I think he wanted to die."
The names of the girl and her mother are being withheld to protect the girl's identity.
freep.com reports during a raid of the home where the girl had been held there were items that led the police to believe there could have been other victims.
Someone set the house on fire around 3:30 Tuesday morning, January 25. Because of the intensity of the fire almost everything in the house was destroyed.
Firefighters told myFOXdetroit.com they had no clue the home belonged to [name withheld] until they watched the news.