Po­lice: 2 cops shot at in ve­hi­cle

The Detroit News - - Front Page - BY JAMES DAVID DICK­SON AND SARAH RAHAL The Detroit News

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.

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