Monroe police officer shot during traffic stop, rushed to hospital

Monroe Police officer shot during traffic stop, rushed to hospital
Monroe Police officer shot during traffic stop, rushed to hospital

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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