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Michigan Officer shot responding to alleged carjacking

NOW: Michigan Officer shot responding to alleged carjacking

MONROE, Mich. – Michigan Officer Renae Peterson was shot in the line of duty while responding to an alleged carjacking on Sunday, according to police. When Peterson approached the stolen vehicle, she was shot multiple times.

Officer Peterson said the two suspects struck her over the head with a handgun and the left in her blue sedan.

"Then they got out. One guy took off running, the other guy got out and he shot twice. And I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, he shot the police officer. My daughter’s a nurse. She got out and went to help before the ambulance got here," said Georgina Barboza, a witness on the scene.

The identities of the suspects are being withheld until official charges are made.

Peterson, a 16-year-veteran on the police force, was taken to the hospital in serious condition but is currently stable.

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