MSP investigating Sunday's shooting of Monroe police officer

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Monroe — Michigan State Police said Monday they are conducting the investigation into Sunday's shooting of a Monroe police officer.

Monroe Police Cpl. Renae Peterson, a 16-year veteran of the department, was shot about 8:20 p.m. Sunday while attempting to apprehend two carjacking suspects, according to state police.

Monroe Police Cpl. Renae Peterson

Officials said Peterson is at a hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

They also said there are no new details in the case to release at this time.

Before the shooting, police were called about a carjacking at Second and Winchester streets. Peterson was north of the carjacking. When she arrived, she called out to the suspects and was shot, Capt. John Wall, the Monroe Police Department's public information officer, said Sunday. 

Two suspects were taken into custody. 

Wall said Peterson was taken to a Toledo hospital. He said she was believed to have been shot in the abdomen and would undergo surgery.

On Monday, state police said Peterson saw the stolen vehicle parked in the area of North Dixie Highway and Ternes Avenue. As she neared the vehicle, two people got out and one of them fired a gun at her, striking her as she exited her car.

The two fled on foot but two suspects were caught and arrested. They are currently being housed at the Monroe County Jail.