Detroit police chief says officer found killed in Redford Township home

Family says husband killed police officer in apparent murder-suicide

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Detroit Police Chief James Craig says one of his officers has been murdered in her home.

Craig said the body of the veteran patrol officer was found Thursday in her home on Kinloch Street in Redford Township. Craig said she had just returned home from her overnight shift.

"It appears that a Detroit police officer was murdered. Domestic situation it appears now. Being investigated by the state police and Redford Township," Craig said. "This has touched many, many in our DPD family."

Family members on the scene identified the victim to Local 4 as Anna Hamilton, adding that she has three adult children and had only been married to her husband, Damon Barton, for three years. Family members on the scene described it as a murder-suicide, saying Barton killed Hamilton before killing himself.

Neighbors Local 4 spoke with said they didn't hear any sounds, but saw Redford Township police rush to the home with guns drawn.

"I saw several police cars. When they got out of their vehicles, they had their shotguns drawn," said neighbor Tom Ivan.

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