Police: 2 cops shot at in vehicle
Detroit police say one or more people shot at two officers in an unmarked police car Wednesday night while they were on surveillance.
Officers returned fire at about 10:30 p.m. in the area of McClellan and St. Paul on Detroit’s east side, said Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit police spokesman.
The undercover officers were on the lookout for a possible armed robbery suspect when someone inside a “cream or light colored vehicle” fired shots at the parked, unmarked police car, police Chief James Craig said in a news conference.
It appears no one was hit. The shooters fled, police said.
Police were able to recover gun casings and one firearm at the scene.
Officers were investigating how many shots were fired, “but we do know two of the rounds fired by the suspect did hit the side of the undercover vehicle... .”
The shooters are described as two males; one was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and the other a gray-hooded sweatshirt.
Craig said he’s not sure if the officers were directly targeted.
“We are asking for the public’s help on this,” said Craig.