Detroit police officers shot, wounded responding to burglary call
- Author: Elsie Buchanan Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 1:25
One of the officers has been with the department for 18 months and the other for two years, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.
"It was one shotgun blast. two pellets struck the officer in the face", Craig said. Craig said both are expected to recover. Detroit police say two officers have been wounded in the shooting while responding to a reported burglary.
Vincent Redd is the father of the 19-year-old.
Craig said the family is "extremely remorseful" and "just want to make sure the officer is going to be OK". The man's mother and 14-year-old brother were also in the house at the time of the incident.
Both officers were in full uniform when they went to the home.
There was a series of three or four calls about a burglary, the chief said, but in the last call the caller said there were flashlights outside the home. According to Craig, the officers did have their flashlights shining before the single shot was sacked. FOX 2 has learned that thw two officers who were injured are asking for leniency.
The officers were answering reports about attempted break-ins at a home in the 20500 block of Lesure between Northfolk and 8 Mile roads around 11:45 p.m. when a shot was sacked through a window of the residence, according to WXYZ-TV.
The two officers were responding to attempted break-ins at the home when a shot was sacked through a window. One officer was hit in the face. He was shot in the face and is undergoing surgery, Craig said. The other officer was injured by flying glass.
Craig said the gun was given to the family by another family member after a burglary earlier this year.