A Detroit police officer was shot in the knee area when he arrived at a house following a report of bullets being fired. The officer has been sent to hospital and is believed to be in stable condition. The suspected gunman has barricaded himself in the house.
Police are negotiating with a suspected gunman who has barricaded himself in a northeast home after allegedly shooting a Detroit police officer on the night of February 11, 2017.
According to officials, the Detroit police officer was responding to a home in the 19400 block of Lamont and East Outer Drive when he was shot. The police had been called to Lamont Street at around 10:20 p.m. after a report about shots being fired.
Police believe the man is responsible for killing two women and causing non-life-threatening injuries to a man. The two slain women were sisters.
Suspect in Detroit Police Officer Shooting Won’t Back Down
The accused gunman is believed to have opened fire as soon as police arrived on scene. He allegedly told police he “won’t go down without a fight.”
The Detroit police officer was sent to hospital to be treated for a leg wound. Meanwhile, other responding officers surrounded the home as the suspected gunman barricaded himself inside.
The Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police, and border patrol agents are all on the scene as negotiators attempt to talk to the suspect.
This is the second Detroit police officer shot in the line of duty in 2018 so far. Previously, Officer Glenn Doss Jr. died on January 28 from injuries he sustained in a shooting.
The Standoff Continues
The suspect is reportedly a commercial pilot license (CPL) holder and has seven guns registered to him. Police say he does not have a criminal history.
This is a developing story as the standoff between the police and the accused gunman is ongoing. Stay with Crimeola for any updates.