2 Detroit police officers injured in shooting on city's west side

Raymond Durham arrested in connection with shooting

DETROIT – Two Detroit police officers were injured in a shooting Wednesday night on the city's west side, officials confirmed.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tillman and Ash streets near the I-96 service drive.

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A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Detroit police Chief James Craig said two officers were near the area where Sgt. Collin Rose was fatally shot when they saw a man fidgeting near a narcotics location.

When the officers approached the man, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a gun and fired shots at both officers.

One of the officers was shot in the ankle and twice in the upper torso. He was wearing protective body armor that police believe saved his life, Craig said. He is expected to be OK.

The other officer was shot in the neck. He is also expected to be OK, Craig said.

The officers returned fire, but it's not known if the man was hit.

Both officers were taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital by police. One is a 20-year veteran at the Detroit Police Department and the other is a four-year veteran, Craig said.

Suspected shooter arrested

Raymond Durham was arrested around 10:50 p.m. in connection with the shooting.

More than a dozen Detroit police cars were the scene during the search for Durham. Michigan State Police troopers also responded to the city's west side.

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Armed police officers wearing bulletproof vests patrolled the scene searching for Durham.

A police helicopter was also in the air searching for the suspected shooter.

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