7 police officers shot in Detroit over 8-month period


DETROIT – Seven police officers have been shot in the city of Detroit over an 8-month period starting in September 2016. 

The latest is Sunday night's shooting at an apartment complex on the city's west side which has left a veteran officer in critical condition. 

Here's a list of all the shootings which have either killed or injured Detroit police officers since September: 

Sept. 12, 2016 -- Sgt. Steil shot, later dies

Detroit police Sgt. Kenneth Steil was pursuing a shooting suspect Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 when shots were fired at the Sunoco gas station at 7 Mile Road and Hayes Street. The suspect was armed with a sawed-off shotgun. 

Steil was struck in the shoulder and taken to St. John Hospital. He was supposed to be released from the hospital that Saturday, but had medical complications and died. Steil, 46, was a 20-year veteran of the force. 

Marquise Cromer, 21, is charged with first-degree murder and murder of a peace officer. At the time of Steil's shooting police had been searching for Cromer, who was considered a suspect in another shooting.

Nov. 22, 2016 -- Wayne State officer Collin Rose shot, later dies

Wayne State University police officer Collin Rose was shot in the head Nov. 22, 2016 while stopping a man on a bicycle off campus near the corner of Lincoln and Brainard streets in Detroit, police said. Rose underwent surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital and later died.

Detroit police Chief James Craig said Rose was near the Woodbridge Estates around 6:30 p.m. that Tuesday investigating car robberies. Officers had been in the area Monday night for complaints of navigation devices and other items being stolen from cars.

In March, Raymond Durham, 60, of Detroit, was named a primary suspect in Rose's killing. Craig said a DNA match confirmed Durham as a suspect in the officer's murder.

Rose was promoted to sergeant posthumously. 

March 15, 2017 -- 2 Detroit police officers shot on city's west side

Two Detroit police officers from the 3rd Precinct Special Ops team had been working in the Ash and Tillman area investigating reports of narcotics and violent crimes, police said. Detroit police said the officers had approached a man to ask questions about the reported crimes when he fired at them "unprovoked."

Durham, the same man accused of shooting Sgt. Rose, was taken into custody that Wednesday night near Michigan Avenue and Vinewood Street after police said he exchanged shots with officers.

April 16, 2017 -- 2 Detroit police officers shot while responding to burglary call

Two Detroit police officers were injured in a shooting April 16, 2017 in the 20000 block of Lesure Street on the city's west side. One officer was hit with shrapnel in his left arm. The other officer was shot in his face by a shotgun and remains in critical condition. He has spent two years with the Detroit Police Department while the other has spent 18 months with the department. 

Related: Detroit police chief 'optimistic' 2 officers shot will recover; man in custody

Juwan Alexander Plummer, 19, is charged with two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury, two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing injury and four counts of felony firearms violations.

Wayne County prosecutors allege Plummer fired a weapon from inside the house and didn't look out the window before shooting. Prosecutors also allege the officer's identified themselves.

April 30, 2017 -- Detroit police officer shot responding to 911 call

A Detroit police officer is in critical condition after being shot Sunday night at an apartment building in the 10000 block of Joy Road near Wyoming Avenue. 

Detroit police said the officer and his partner returned fire, killing the shooter. 

STORY: Detroit police officer shot while responding to 911 call; suspect killed

Detroit officer also killed in hit-and-run

Detroit police Officer Myron Jarrett died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 after he was struck by a vehicle at Puritan Avenue and Monica Street.

Steven Patrick Guzina, 54, was arrested that night for allegedly leaving the scene of a deadly crash involving a police officer, according to authorities.

The Lincoln Park man is charged with second-degree murder, operating while intoxicated causing death, operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault resulting in death, reckless driving causing death and reckless driving causing serious impairment of body function.

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