The Detroit Police Department said two of its officers witnessed a robbery in progress Monday night and fired shots at the suspect.

In a statement, the department said the officers, who are assigned to the Eastern District Special Operations, saw the armed robbery of a person in the area of Alma and Queen just before midnight.

The officers ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, but the suspect turned and pointed it at the officers.

The department said the officers fired shots, hitting the suspect in his body. The suspect's weapon was recovered.

The 23-year-old suspect is listed in critical condition.

Neither the intended robbery victim or the officers were hurt.

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