4 shot in Detroit police precinct; suspect dead
January 23rd, 2011
06:17 PM ET

4 shot in Detroit police precinct; suspect dead

Four police officers were shot at a Detroit police precinct on Sunday afternoon and taken to a local hospital, the city's police chief said.

A person that police identified as the shooter was shot dead, according to state police Sgt. Keyonn Whitfield.

There was no immediate information about the condition of the wounded officers, who were transported to Detroit's Sinai-Grace Hospital.

The shooting occurred at the Detroit Police Department's sixth precinct station, according to Michigan State Police Sgt. Gerald Badgett. The station is on the city's west side.

Sinai-Grace Hospital would not release information on the officers' conditions, spokeswoman Tina Taylor said. She said the Detroit Police department would release that information.

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  1. Philip

    No matter the law, people will carry guns. Legal or illegal, certain types of people will get their hands on weapons. Argue about wether guns should be legal or not all you want. Change in law does not mean change in behavior.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Perfection12

    With a large portion of the country wanting to put laws into place that allow a person to carry a gun into every public place and now into government buildings, and what about Arizona where you need not even get a permit to be able to have a loaded gun in public. With the general mindset being secure as much ammunition and as many firearms as possible, we will probably see more and more gun violence and senseless deaths in America.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The two witnesses

    Have you heard??? The two witnesses spoken of in revelation chapter 11 are here now and doing a work of the great heavenly father. Please call 1 800 613 9494 or visit the website http://www.Yahweh.com today !!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. absolutretard

    What were they celebrating? Did the piston s win today?

    January 24, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sarah

    Gun contol does not mean taking eveyones guns away. It means not allowing the people who shouldn't have guns can't get them!

    January 24, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Sure Sarah, of course. Criminals won't go to the Black Market to purchase guns because they are so law abiding. Just like in Mexico, where guns are sold regularly, and law abiding families can't defend themselves. Real smart logic.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Citizens have been allowed to carry guns for a long time. Obviously, this strategy hasn't been working. It's time to try something else.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    And who will purchase Israeli made Uzzi machine guns if not criminals?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. What is this I don't even

    Why did this have to turn into a pro versus anti gun control thread? My best wishes to the officers for a speedy recovery. Hopefully we can all agree on that at least. . . .

    January 24, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Sure. If they be good officers. If they be officers on the take, I hope their wounds get maggots from their hearts.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Daniel

    As long as life in America is life in America,this is bound to happen. The criminals seem to have more rights than everybody else. We even have one blogging in here by the name of Jim Brieske with his filthy mind.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rob

    you no its funny all the people talking sh&^ about police and and how bad we are. but that person is the one i find calling the most. god bless all officers and thanks for the job you do keeping the good citizens safe and the bad ones in jail. Fu%$ the heartless criminals that cant find a normal way of life and have to prey on the good people in this world.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
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