It happened just after 3:30 a.m. on Schoenherr south of Eight Mile Road. Police tell Action News officers were responding to a 9-1-1 breaking and entering call when someone inside the house opened fire. Neighbors say at least 16 shots were fired.
Police Chief Warren Evans confirmed that one police officer was killed. Mayor Dave Bing was at the hospital with Evans. Bing said word of the shootings was the worst news he’s heard as mayor.
The deceased officer is said to be a 14-year veteran of the force. He leaves a wife and a 10-year-old son.
Four other officers were taken to St. John Hospital & Medical Center. They are in temporary serious condition. A suspect was also wounded and taken to the hospital; no word on his condition.
Chief Evans said all of the officers shot were patrol officers with the Eastern District.