Detroit police chief: Officers in stable condition after being shot

2 officers shot Wednesday night

DETROIT - Detroit police Chief James Craig said Thursday afternoon two officers who were shot the night before are in stable condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

The officers were rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after they were shot by a 60-year-old man near Tillman and Ash roads, police said. One officer was shot in the ankle and twice in his armored vest. The other officer was shot once in the neck.

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They were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but were in stable condition by Thursday morning. They remain in stable condition.

Craig spoke outside the hospital Thursday afternoon, explaining one of them is in "more stable" condition than the other, who will have to undergo several surgeries. 

The officer who was shot in the neck is a 44-year-old veteran of the force. He has several surgeries scheduled Thursday, the chief said.

The officer who was shot in the ankle is 27 years old. It is believed the body armor saved his life.

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