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Gunman Shoots Four Detroit Police Officers Inside Precinct

Gunman Shoots Four Detroit Police Officers Inside Precinct

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's police chief says four officers including a commander were wounded when a gunman walked into a police precinct and opened fire.

Chief Ralph Godbee says the four do not have life threatening injuries, and it appears all of the officers will be OK.

The gunman opened fire in the Detroit precinct on Sunday. Officers returned fire, killing the man. Godbee says police have identified the man but just were starting their investigation and didn't immediately release his name.

Godbee says the commander was shot in the back and was in critical condition. A female sergeant was shot in the chest, but was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Godbee says another officer was in temporary serious condition after being grazed in the head and a male sergeant also was grazed in the head.


Associated Press Writer David Runk contributed to this report.


DETROIT (WXYZ) - Action News sources say four Detroit police officers have been shot inside the Northwest District on the city's west side. The district office is located near Warwick and Plymouth and houses both the 6th and 8th precincts.

We're told a man walked into the lobby and opened fire with a shotgun during roll call at about 4:30 p.m. He was killed by police.

The conditions of the officers are not known. A source says one of the officers is a commander, one is a patrolman, another is a clerk and the fourth is a lien officer.

They were rushed to Sinai Grace Hospital.

Police sources tell Action News that the gunman walked into station just as any citizen can do. They say the shooter walked past the desk and fired down a hallway hitting a female sergeant in the chest. Sources say she was wearing a bulletproof vest and should be OK.

Police tell Action News that the gunman then shot a second officer in the side of the face and neck.

Sources say a precinct commander then grabbed the wounded sergeant’s gun and exchanged shots with the gunman. The commander was then shot in the back.

Next, the gunman jumped over a counter to attempt to shoot more officers. At that point, other officers opened fire, killing him.

A camera inside the precinct captured images of the shooting and sources who have seen that video say it is graphic.

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