Detroit officer fires shots at burglary suspect

Jim Lynch
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police are searching for a burglary suspect in northwest Detroit that allegedly threatened them with a gun early Wednesday morning, drawing fire from at least one responding officer.

The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. when police responded to a possible burglary of a doctor’s office in the area of Seven Mile and Winthrop. Officers arriving at the scene located the individual and confronted him, resulting in the suspect taking off on foot.

“At one point during the foot pursuit, the subject pulled out a weapon,” Officer Dan Donakowski said. “One of the officers pulled out his duty weapon and fired a couple of shots.”

It is unclear whether the suspect was hit by any of the rounds fired. He managed to escape and police are still searching for him at this time.

He is described as a 5-foot-8 male, weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has curly hair, is clean-shaven with a medium complexion and medium build.

When last seen, he was wearing a light-blue jean jacket and blue jeans.

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