Detroit, MI – A Detroit police officer was shot in the head Wednesday night, and the suspect is not yet in custody.
The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. at in the 5500 block of McDougall, near Kirby, according to Detroit PD.
The officer was in a standoff with a barricaded gunman when he was shot in the head, according to The Detroit News.
The gunman remains barricaded.
The unidentified officer was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He is a member of the 7th Precinct Special Operations Unit, according to The Detroit News.
“He’s a great, hard-working officer. Members often see him at community meetings, talking with residents,” Commissioner Willie Burton told the media. “We had eight officers shot in the line of duty last year and we’re back at this again.”
UPDATE – Press conference:
UPDATE: Suspect in custody. Officer still critical.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded officer and his family.
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