Former NFL defensive back Corwin Brown was taken from his home Friday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a nearly seven-hour standoff in Granger, Ind., according to the Detroit Free Press.
Tim Corbett, St. Joseph County Metro Homicide commander, told the paper he did not know if Brown’s injuries were life-threatening.
An injured person is transported to a local hospital via an Clay Fire ambulance following a standoff at the home of former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown at 10135 Glenwater Court in Granger Friday, August 12, 2011.
Police, responding to a reported domestic dispute, arrived at the home about 1 p.m. and said they heard gunshots inside the home shortly afterward. Brown’s wife and children subsequently left the home and police said they started trying to talk him out using cellphones and a bullhorn.
Brown, 41, asked to talk to several friends during the standoff in a subdivision about 10 miles northwest of Notre Dame, police said. Shortly before the standoff ended, the paper said, someone could be heard saying through the bullhorn, “Be a Michigan man today. Step up to your obligation.”
Only moments passed before a fire truck and ambulance rushed to the front of the house, with the ambulance leaving moments later, the paper said.
Police said Brown’s wife, Melissa, had a bruise on her head. Their children were not hurt.