Police: Off-duty officer shoots way out of holdup
An off-duty Detroit police officer was not injured in a shooting on the city’s west side early Monday morning, police said.
The shooting took place about 2:10 a.m. on the 16800 block of Linwood, which is south of McNichols and east of Livernois.
The officer was visiting his girlfriend, who lives in the area, and going to his car when a gray Chrysler 200 pulled up. A man exited the vehicle with a rifle, and announced that it was a holdup, said Sgt. Michael Woody of the Detroit Police Department.
But it was not a holdup. The officer fired at least 10 rounds at the suspect, causing the man to flee. The Chrysler 200 was last seen driving westbound on Grove from Linwood, Woody said.
The officer was driving his personal car at the time of the incident, Woody said.
One of the men, a “person of interest” in the case, turned up at a local hospital Monday morning, Woody said. The vehicle involved also has been recovered, he said, and will remain in police custody to be used as evidence.
The man suffered a graze wound and was in stable condition at last report. He is in police custody at the Detroit Detention Center, Woody said, while his accomplice is on the loose. Police aren’t yet sure if the man was the driver or the alleged would-be robber.
“This goes to show: You never know who you’re going to run into in Detroit,” Woody said. “We live, work and play here.”email@example.com