Shots fired at off-duty officer in Detroit

Jim Lynch
The Detroit News

Detroit — An off-duty Detroit police officer was fired on but unharmed Sunday on the city’s west side.

The incident happened after 6 p.m. after the officer had just left a party store near the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Davison Highway. While inside the store, the officer had spoken with a female.

Afterward, while the officer was sitting in his personal vehicle using his phone, an unidentified male approached the car.

“Words were exchanged,” said Detroit police officer Dan Donakowski. “The suspect pulled out a weapon and fired shots.”

The officer was not struck by the shots, but his car was.

According to Donakowski, the man indicated he was upset that the officer had spoken with the suspect’s sister. After firing the shots, the man fled on foot.

Late Sunday evening, police confirmed a person of interest had been identified and was being questioned.

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