Detroit police officer shot, injured during domestic call
DETROIT, Mich. – A Detroit police officer was wounded and a shooter was taken into custody after a standoff on Detroit’s east side Thursday morning.
According to ABC affiliate WXYZ, officers were called to the scene of a domestic dispute where the suspect said he assaulted his wife. Minutes later, the daughter of the suspect called 911 and reported shots were fired.
When authorities arrived, a man with a gun was outside and “looked as if he was about to start shooting,” said police.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Detroit police officer who was shot last night, his family, colleagues and the entire law enforcement community. https://t.co/OrZZ4SmQpM— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) January 25, 2018
Officials say the suspect fired a shot and wounded a police officer who was in the passenger seat of a squad car..
The 25-year-old injured officer and 2-year veteran of the force was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.
Per WXYZ, the 43-year-old gunman barricaded himself in the home and stopped speaking with police after he threatened suicide by cop. He was later arrested when chemical agents were thrown inside the home, driving him out.
The name of the injured officer or the gunman has not been released.