Watch: Full Detroit police update after officer killed in line of duty

Loren Courts shot, killed in shooting on Detroit’s west side

Detroit’s police chief explained the events that led to an officer being killed Wednesday during an “ambush” on the city’s west side, and praised that officer’s partner for risking her life to try to save his.

DETROIT – Detroit police provided an update after an officer was killed Wednesday in the line of duty.

You can watch the full replay in the video above.

The shooting happened around 7:54 p.m. in the area of Joy Road and Marlowe Street on Detroit’s west side. The officer was taken to Sinai Grace Hospital to be treated, but he ultimately died from gunshot injuries.

The officer has been identified as Loren Courts, authorities confirmed Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Kristine Courts, and his 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.

Update: Wife of killed Detroit officer: ‘He loved being a police officer. But he also loved being a dad’

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