Two Detroit Cops Shot -- One Fatally -- On City's West Side

November 20, 2019, 10:14 PM


One Detroit police officer was fatally shot and a second wounded Wednesday night after a gunman opened fire as they responded to a domestic dispute at a home on the city's west side, The Detroit News reports.

"Today is a tragic day for the Detroit Police family," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said outside Sinai Grace Hospital late Wednesday. Certainly, our hearts and prayers go out to his family, certainly our community and all of the officers in the Detroit Police Department. He really is a hero."

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. near Wyoming and Chippewa. Officers entered the home in search of the suspect, who opened fire, Mark Hicks and George Hunter report.

The slain officer, an 18-year-veteran of the force, whose name was not immediately released, was shot once in the neck. A second officer, a three-year veteran, was shot in the leg and was in "serious condition," but he is conscious and moving, Craig said.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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