May 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

Detroit police: Officer shoots armed suspect in self defense

Detroit — A man who pulled a gun on two police officers is hospitalized after one of the officers shot him in self-defense, according to police.

Sgt. Michael Woody said the incident apparently began with a traffic crash Thursday.

“There was a 911 call in which the caller said he had been in an accident earlier in the day and that the other person involved was at his home with a gun and threatening people,” Woody said. “Two officers were dispatched to the home, which was in the 2450 block of Cody. By the time they arrived, the suspect had left.”

Cody and Mitchell are within three blocks of each other in an area south of the Davison and east of Interstate 75.

The officers then went to a home in the 13100 block of Mitchell about 7 p.m.

“Apparently the two parties involved in the accident had exchanged addresses,” Woody said. “When the two officers arrived, they saw a man standing in the yard that matched the suspect’s description. When he saw the officers, he ran into a house.”

Police pursued the man into the home where there was a brief struggle.

“He got away and starting running up some stairs,” Woody said. “As they caught him, he turned and pulled a handgun. One of the officers shot one round and hit the suspect in the hip.”

The suspect was taken into custody and then transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital where his current condition is unknown.

The incident remains under investigation.
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