DETROIT – Police said a Detroit police officer was killed and another was injured in a shooting Wednesday night.
Police were responding to a home invasion in progress at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and were working to clear the home when a suspect armed with a high-powered rifle opened fire on four officers, according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Two of the four officers were struck by gunfire. Police said a three-year veteran of the force sustained a single gunshot wound to their left leg. That officer is in temporary serious condition.
Another officer, an 18-year veteran sustained a single gunshot wound to the neck. That officer has died.
“He really is a hero. He fought a good fight,” Craig said of the officer. “He was loved.”
Police said one of the officers was able to return fire and the suspect was struck with gunfire. That suspect is in custody in temporary serious condition and at the hospital being treated for injuries.
Police said that suspect has a criminal history, weapons charges and he was recently released from parole.