Man shot by police officers on Detroit's northwest side

Investigators: Man fired at police and officers returned fire


DETROIT – A heavy police presence was called to a Detroit neighborhood Monday after officers shot a 24-year-old man.

The shooting happened after 10 p.m. Monday on Detroit's northwest side.

Investigators say the man fired shots at officers while he was running away. Officers returned fire on Asbury Park just south of Eight Mile Road.

Witnesses said the incident started when a group of men was standing on the corner when officers approached and told them to put their hands up.

One of the men started running north toward Eight Mile Road and police chased him, firing shots.

"My grandbaby -- we were going in the house," a witness said. "I had to put the key in the lock, and all of a sudden, all I heard was gunshots -- about 10 of them, the boy started running and they shot him as soon as he started running. As soon as he took off, they immediately started shooting."

The witness said there were about 10 or 15 gunshots.

"They should have just let him run," the witness said. "He didn't pull a gun or anything. He was just running. I cannot believe what I just saw. This is crazy."

Medical officials took him to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

Police are investigating the incident and say the information is preliminary and is subject change throughout an investigation. 

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