Authorities: Man killed in Southfield prostitution sting was fugitive
Southfield — Authorities say a man killed in an exchange of gunfire with an undercover officer during a prostitution sting was a fugitive from police in Kentucky.
Police say a regional law enforcement task force was working the evening of Jan. 15 at the Detroit Mariott Southfield. Authorities say 24-year-old Rakeem Bentley shot the officer in the chest, but the officer was wearing body armor.
The officer returned fire, and investigators say Bentley was shot in the head. The officer had minor injuries as has returned to duty.
State police say the Oakland County prosecutor’s office will review the case.
MLive.com reports Bentley had been sought in Louisville in connection with a July 2014 home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery of a 71-year-old woman.