Police: Suspected carjacker shoots cop, surrenders

Detroit's police chief says an officer is expected to survive after he was shot by a gunman he was chasing.

DETROIT - A man being sought amid a crime spree shot a Detroit police sergeant in the shoulder Monday night on the city's east side but was arrested without any other shots being fired, police said.

The sergeant is hospitalized in serious condition. He was hit in the shoulder by a shotgun blast at about 11 p.m. near 7 Mile and Hayes, but he is expected to recover, said Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody.

About three other officers were at the scene and arrested the 21-year-old suspect without returning fire, police said.

"At some point, the suspect did drop the weapon and was taken into custody," Woody said.

The incident comes in a year of several high-profile police-involved shootings in the United States, many of which the civilian suspects were shot.

"This is a different police department than the rest of the country," Woody said. "That just goes to our training and our tactics."

Detroit police had been seeking the man since Sunday night, when Woody said he "began a crime spree" that included carjacking multiple people and weapons offenses.

"We had been looking for him all throughout the day and night when we had received some information that he was at a location on the east side," Woody said. "Officers including the sergeant went over there to investigate and apprehend. When they arrived on scene, he saw them. He fled on foot, and a brief foot pursuit ensued."

Woody said the man is police custody in Detroit.

(2016 © Detroit Free Press)


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