2 in custody after officer shot in Highland Park raid

Holly Founier
The Detroit News

Two people are in custody after a Highland Park police officer was shot Monday evening during a raid, according to Chief Kevin Coney.

The police sergeant was shot around 7 p.m. on the 200 block of Candler during a raid conducted by the city's special response team, Coney said. He declined to release the officer's name on Tuesday.

"We executed a high-level search warrant and a shot was fired and an officer was hit," he said. "We have two suspects in custody."

The shot was fired after an officer threw a flash-bang grenade into the home, Coney said.

The sergeant was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he remains Tuesday in stable condition, Coney said.

A marked Michigan State Police car and forensic laboratory van sat outside the home Tuesday morning until just before 9:30 a.m. as officers investigated on scene.

The home sits on a narrow street with several vacant lots, including a large lot directly across from the home.

The first- and second-floor windows were broken, with yellowed newspaper and wood boards covering the openings. Trash was scattered in the yard beside sagging front steps near the porch.

The shooting Monday comes just days after a reserve Highland Park police officer, Roderick Jones, was shot and killed early Saturday while working security at a Detroit club.

Walter Jennings, 35, of Detroit was charged Monday with first-degree murder in Jones' slaying.


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