A shots fired call in the 3200 block of St John this evening at approximately 8:00 p.m., led to and armed standoff because it was believed that three armed subjects fled into two abandoned apartment buildings on the north side of St John.

Police blocked the street and began to negotiate with one of the three parties in the building.

Tactical units were called to the scene and cleared both buildings finding no suspects.

Neighbors indicate that a minivan driven by a known, homeless imdividual could have been involved in a drug deal gone bad in the parking lot behind the building. Police have detained that individual and have impounded his van upon further investigation.

Detectives are on the scene and the investigation is ongoing. The buildings in question have been vacant for almost a year and are a continual problem for those living nearby.