D.C. cop shot in back outside Dearborn club

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Dearborn — Two men, including a Washington, D.C., police officer, were wounded in an early Monday morning shooting while stopped at a traffic light near the Detroit/Dearborn city limits.

The off-duty officer was reportedly shot in the back at about 3 a.m. during an attempted carjacking near the Pantheion Club, located in the 12900 block of Michigan near Oakman.

A spokesman for the Washington D.C. police department confirmed the victim was a member of their department but provided no other information.

Dearborn police said they were contacted by officers from Detroit’s Ninth Precinct after two men arrived at their station with non-life threatening injuries. Both men were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition. Detroit police determined the shooting occurred in Dearborn in the area of Michigan and Oakwood.

A preliminary investigation by Dearborn police has shown the victims’ vehicle was stopped at a light at Michigan and Miller when another car pulled along side. While stopped, a passenger in the suspects’ vehicle yelled something at the victims and then the driver fired an estimated four to eight shots into the victims’ vehicle, hitting both men.

The victims sped off and arrived at Detroit’s 9th Precinct a short time later.

The driver of the victim’s vehicle is a 34-year-old Detroit man who received a grazing wound to his torso. The second victim, the 32-year-old officer, received a gun shot wound to his side.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan, possible a Lincoln MKZ. The driver and the passenger in the suspect’s vehicle are described as black males in their 20s.

Dearborn Chief Ronald Haddad said his department will use all its resources to arrest the suspects.

“We are especially asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects and sharing any information they may have about this incident,” Haddad said in a release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn Police Tip Line at (313) 943-3030.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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