Detroit police shoot man who stabbed his boyfriend outside 2nd Precinct

DETROIT - One person was shot and another was stabbed Tuesday afternoon outside the Detroit Police Department's 2nd Precinct on the city's west side.

Detroit police say a man driving a white sport utility vehicle was on his way to the precinct while fleeing another man, who police say is his boyfriend. When he got to the precinct he ran toward officers outside, telling them the driver of a gray Toyota was trying to kill him.

The driver of the Toyota got out of his car and started stabbing the driver of the SUV. Officers ordered the attacker to drop his weapon and when he didn't they shot him once in the thigh.

"At that particular time the officers observed the victim get out of the car, the perpetrator get out of his car chasing the victim. The victim fell. The officers began to take position. The perpetrator at that particular time pulled out a knife and began to stab the victim," said Deputy Police Chief Renee Hall. "Officers yelled, 'Drop your weapon, police!' He failed to drop his weapon and one officer fired one shot, wounding (him) in the thigh area."

Both men are in their 30s. Detroit police say the men were in a relationship.

Both are at a hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.

No police officers were injured.


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