Monroe police officer shot during traffic stop, rushed to hospital

Police said a Monroe Police Department officer saw the stolen vehicle and during a traffic stop on North Dixie Highway near I-75, two people got out of the vehicle and shot the police officer. She was rushed to a hospital in Toledo. Her condition is unknown.
Police said a Monroe Police Department officer saw the stolen vehicle and during a traffic stop on North Dixie Highway near I-75, two people got out of the vehicle and shot the police officer. She was rushed to a hospital in Toledo. Her condition is unknown.

MONROE, Mich. – A police officer was rushed to a hospital in Toledo after being shot Sunday night in Monroe.

Dixie Highway was closed as dozens of police officers investigated the scene.

According to authorities, the incident started with a violent carjacking where a woman was assaulted.

Police said a Monroe Police Department officer saw the stolen vehicle and during a traffic stop on North Dixie Highway near I-75, two people got out of the vehicle and shot the police officer twice. She was rushed to a hospital in Toledo. Her condition is unknown.

Police confirmed two people have been taken into custody and a handgun has been recovered. Further details were not revealed.

“He shot twice and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. He shot the police officer,” said Georgina Varboza, who witnessed the shooting. “My daughter is a nurse. She got out and went to help before the ambulance got here.”

Donations are being accepted here to support the officer’s family with medical expenses.

Police are investigating after a Monroe police officer was shot during a traffic stop on May 24, 2020. (WDIV)
Police are investigating after a Monroe police officer was shot during a traffic stop on May 24, 2020. (WDIV)
Police are investigating after a Monroe police officer was shot during a traffic stop on May 24, 2020. (WDIV)

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