Detroit Evening Report: Police officer shot, suspects wounded after shooting incident inside Detroit home

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Detroit police say an officer was shot and wounded late Thursday night while responding to a shooting on the city’s west side.

Two suspects were also found with gunshot wounds after the shooting, which police said occurred inside a house.

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The wounded officer and the two suspects are expected to fully recover from their wounds, Detroit police Chief James White said. He did not provide conditions for the officer or the suspects, all of whom were hospitalized.

White said officers responded after 11 p.m. to a “suppressed” Shotspotter alert that detected gunshots inside the house. Officers could hear gunshots being fired inside the home when they arrived.

He said officers entered the home and made their way to its second level. The first two officers who went up the stairs encountered a suspect and were fired upon, and one officer was hit by gunfire. The second officer returned fire and dragged his partner out of the line of fire, while a second officer also returned fire, the chief said.

White said two suspects were found shot and wounded in the house but it was not immediately clear if they were wounded by police or whoever had been shooting inside the home.

“The officers by all accounts were heroic to go into an active shooter situation,” White said. “It appears they were clearly disrupting either a robbery-murder or a murder.”

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.