Detroit police narcotics officer shot
An 18-year Detroit police veteran was wounded during an execution of a raid on a known drug house on Detroit’s west side Saturday.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. when the officer entered the house on Orangelawn, said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
“He was the first man in the house when the suspect opened fire with an assault type weapon,” said Craig.
The officer appeared to be hit in the thigh with shrapnel and “possibly a round,” said Craig.
Police have three suspects in custody, including the shooter and are looking for a possible fourth.
Dozens of Detroit police officers, Michigan State Police and bystanders were on the scene near Chicago and Wyoming, including 71 year-old neighbor Queen Lewis, who was in bed when she heard the shots.
“I thought it was firecrackers,” she said, adding that “this used to be a nice neighborhood.”
The officer is expected to fully recover.
This incident has been one of several Detroit cop shootings in recent weeks.