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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soundoff (37 Responses)

    didn't this guy learn anything from grand theft auto? 1 guy vs 3 cops.. no contest.. maybe the guy wanted suicide by cop..

    January 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeb


      January 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      Avenging the brutal murder of Aiyana Jones, admirable.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Printer


      January 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idon'tneedwelfare

      Numbaoneballa: You are a pathetic piece of Detroit trash. I can only hope your N***** ass is the next to be shot in Detroit. Go back to your welfare and selling your crack you stupid POS. Bad monkey.....no banana for you!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. aisha

    only in detroit

    January 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. nicole

    suicide by cop, happens all the time.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Marshall

    Where else but Detroit

    January 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZKWC

      It just happened in Woodland Hills, CA a couple days ago too. It's happening everywhere. Not just Detroit.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Zeb

    SMH. This is a very serious matter. Definitely not a time for joking. This country has become a circus of violence and this has to stop.
    There really needs to be tighter gun control in this country, especially in the big cities. Don't wanna hear crap about the 2nd amendment. Its time for common sense to prevail.
    These firearms out on the streets are or were legal at one time. I say make the owners responsible for the crimes their firearms are involved in. Betcha see a dramatic drop in gun crimes and "thefts".

    January 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZKWC

      I agree with you 100% Zeb!

      January 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Circus of violence because of guns? How many thousands of people have been killed long before guns were ever invented? GUNS won this county it's FREEDOM! We didn't have a large army we had MILITIA. Citizens who brought their GUNS to fight the British and gain people like you the FREEDOM to be able to get on CNN and make comments!

      January 24, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |

    @ZEB criminals are going to get guns no matter what.. even if they have to make them.

    tougher laws wont work, it will just make the price go up.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. James S Vaughan

    Thoughts and prayers to the victims and fine officers of Detroit.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. suze

    If the government stopped bringing all of these 'illegal' guns in the country, we wouldn't have this problem, now would we?

    January 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZKWC

      Yep. The gun market needs a good looking at. Making guns in Austria (which are illegal in that country) then importing them to the US is a bit looney.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeb

      The government isn't bringing them in. Its private gun owners who're trafficking or allowing them to be stolen. Must crimes involve robbery and drugs. Even the Mexican police fighting drug cartels trace many of true weapons back to the US.
      We have to stop the blame game and do our part and stop the violence in our land.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Miko

    Marshall & Aisha, are you from Detroit? I assure you that it's not the only place this happens.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DarthAmerica

    @Zeb crap about the 2nd Amendment? Circus of violence? The facts don't support either statement. First of all, violence is way down in spite of increased media coverage. Second, this criminal was willing to shoot police officers. Do you think he wouldn't get a gun no matter what the law says?

    Less emotion, more logic.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeb

      I meant what I said. Some parts of our country you can carrying firearms is a way of life, but not where they're a problem. NYC has a mandatory 3yrs in prison for carrying. It'll never be perfect, but its curbed violent crimes dramatically to a point where its now America's safest big city.
      And, yes. This country had become a circus of violence.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. zagmar


    January 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bjhoppy

    The people that preach about guns, gun laws, and gun control are the people that are uneducated about guns, gun laws, and gun control. It has proven time and time again that gun control doesn't work and does not reduce crime. All control does is violate the rights of us law abiding gun owners.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bjhoppy

    Thoughts and prayers to the families of the officers, both blood and blue.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LWil

    It's amazing, because you don't see crazy gun stories as rampant in the south, where you can carry concealed weapons as a way of life with a concealed weapons license, but in a lot of northern states, where the gun laws are very stringent, it's tough for law abiding citizens to have weapons.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hoppin bob

    Whatever dude.i reside in va with a concealed carry.my area has low crime.dont wanna hear any socialist yip-yap about gun control.im keepin my heat.you guys can go eat vegan burgers dude lol

    January 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
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