Authorities: Man shoots, critically wounds Detroit officer

Posted at 11:19 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 06:32:32-05

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a man shot and wounded a Detroit police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call.

Detroit police Deputy Chief Elvin Barren says officers responded Wednesday night to a home on the city’s east side following a report a man was arguing with his wife and had fired shots. Officers encountered the man outside the home and he fired at them.

Police say the officer was a passenger in a police car and was shot before he got out. First Assistant Chief Lashinda Stair says the officer’s partner drove him to a hospital, where the 25-year-old was in critical condition Thursday.

The man went back into the home. Barren says police eventually fired gas into the home early Thursday and arrested the 43-year-old when he came out.