State police ID suspect who shot officers at Monroe apartments

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police have released the name of the suspect involved in a Tuesday shooting that wounded him and two Monroe police officers.

The suspect, Simba Lion, 40, remains in critical condition at a Toledo, Ohio, hospital, according to authorities. Officials said they are not releasing the names of the two officers at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

On Tuesday, the state police said the Monroe police officers were called to the Washington Arms Apartments near Monroe Street at about 9 a.m. for a report that an argument between a tenant and a maintenance worker had turned violent.

When the officers tried to talk with the resident at the complex, he shot  them, according to a statement. "The officers then returned fire and struck the subject multiple times," it said.

The officers were released Tuesday from a hospital after treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.