2 in custody after shots fired at undercover Dearborn police officer in Detroit

Hood of officer’s sweatshirt struck by bullet

DETROIT – Shots were fired at an undercover Dearborn police officer who was inside a vehicle Monday morning in Detroit.

Officials say the officer was investigating reports of a stolen vehicle in Detroit when shots were fired around 6 a.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Roosevelt Street. At least one bullet went through the windshield, striking the hood of the officer’s sweatshirt, but the officer was not harmed.

Two people were taken into custody.

Detroit police and Michigan State Police troopers continue to investigate.

“Losing a vehicle to theft can be devastating for a household and to residents’ ability to provide for their families,” Dearborn police Chief Issa Shahin said. “This is why our officers go to extraordinary lengths to resolve these crimes, despite grave danger to themselves.

“In this case, our investigative officers instantaneously identified a vehicle stolen from our city and took direct gunfire in the process of holding the perpetrators accountable. We are incredibly fortunate this did not end in tragedy. I applaud our officers for excellent police work, and I ask the public to pray for their continued safety in protecting the lives and livelihoods of Dearborn residents.”

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