Detroit, MI – A suspect has been arrested for stealing an off-duty Detroit police officer’s firearm and cell phone after the police officer was shot (video below).
Lloyd Love, 38, was arrested by Detroit police officers on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Southfield.
The off-duty police officer was shot during an attempted armed robbery on June 4, near the Motor City Market, a liquor store, on Gratiot Avenue at the intersection of Chene Street in southeast Detroit.
In surveillance video, a black Chevrolet Impala could be seen stopped at the scene of the shootings.
The video showed Love got out of his car and used the officer’s cell phone to call 911.
He then stole the wounded officer’s service weapon and cell phone, as well as the suspect’s weapon, and fled, according to WJBK.
Police believe Love was acquainted with the suspect who was killed.
“That person came up, took his time, very deliberate, approached the downed suspect [and] touched him, so in my mind there was some relationship,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.
Police said the off-duty officer had just made a purchase and left the store when he was approached by a man running toward him, arm outstretched, and gun in hand.
The suspect, later identified as Juwan Lumpkin, 21, and the officer exchanged gunfire.
Lumpkin shot the officer in the torso and the foot before he was fatally shot by the officer.
The officer was in critical condition for some time but has since recovered, police said.
Love has been charged larceny from person, felon in possession, habitual offender – fourth offense, two counts of weapons – firearms – larceny, and four counts of felony firearm, according to WXYZ.
He is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Police have not released the name of the off-duty officer who was shot in the incident. They also have not said whether the firearms or cell phone were recovered by police.
Kevon Deewon Robinson was charged in the June armed robbery, but is not believed to be involved in the shooting, according to mlive.com.