Detroit police officers responding to burglary injured in shooting

  • Detroit police officers responding to burglary injured in shooting

Detroit police officers responding to burglary injured in shooting

Two Detroit officers are in the hospital, and one is fighting for their life.

A family member told police there were three break-in attempts reported at the home on Sunday, FOX 2 Detroit reported.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says a man fired a shotgun at two police he suspected of being burglars about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Craig said there had been a burglary at the home on Thursday, and at some point after that, the grandfather gave the family a shotgun.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the single shot was sacked from inside the home as the police stood on the front porch, in a media briefing published on Facebook. The two-year veteran was in surgery on Monday and Craig says they're hopeful he will pull through.

Both officers were in full uniform, according to Craig, and were in a marked vehicle that was not put in front of the house.

"They checked it out but apparently the officers were aware of the location from across the street and were aware there were other burlgaries so they went over there and checked that", Craig said.

"Right after the shot, he called 911", Redd said. The other, who was struck in the arm by shrapnel, has been there for about 18 months.

"We are optimistic", he said.

Officials say that a woman and her two sons, ages 19 years old and 14 years old, were detained by police.

The two officers were rushed to the hospital.