60-year-old man arrested in connection with shooting of 2 DPD officers
2 officers shot on Detroit's west side
DETROIT – A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two officers on the city's west side.
Raymond Durham is suspected of injuring two officers in the shooting. He was taken to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. It's unknown if Durham's injuries were sustained during the initial exchange with police or during his arrest.
The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tillman and Ash streets near the I-96 service drive.
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 at Durham, but it's not known if he 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 4-year veteran, Craig said.
There are more than a dozen Detroit police cars at the scene. Michigan State Police troopers have also responded to the city's west side.
Armed police officers wearing bulletproof vests are patrolling the scene searching for the person of interest.
A police helicopter is also in the air searching for the suspected shooter.
Anyone who has seen the man or has any information about the incident is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2200.
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