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VIDEO: Detroit Cop Fights Off Attacker Who Stole His Duty Weapon Inside Gas Station

Detroit, MI – A uniformed Detroit police officer was able to fight off two attackers after one of them stole the officer’s duty weapon inside a convenience store on Saturday night (video below).

The brazen attack occurred at a BP gas station near Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway at approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 10, WJBK reported.

A uniformed off-duty Detroit police officer was on his way to work at the Taylor Swift concert and stopped off at the gas station on his way downtown, according to police.

Security footage showed him paying for his fuel at the counter when a shirtless suspect suddenly reached out and grabbed his duty pistol from his right hip.

A second suspect drew a 9mm Glock handgun and pointed it at the officer as the officer wrestled with the suspect who grabbed his weapon, WJBK reported.

The officer and his attacker slammed into store displays before the suspect managed throw the officer down onto the floor, but the officer refused to let go of him.

The video showed the officer grabbing his gun, which the suspect was holding in his left hand.

They continued fighting and momentarily moved outside the camera’s view before both suspects ran out the door.

The officer walked back into the frame a moment later, holstering his duty weapon, WJBK reported.

“There’s no way I can explain the mindset of someone who would do something like that, but the one thing I can explain is if they would do that to a uniformed police officer, can you imagine what they would do to a regular citizen?” Detroit Police Commander Arnold Williams told WJBK.

Detroit Police Chief James White said the officer did not fire a single round during the ordeal.

Chief White confirmed that the suspects were later apprehended in Southfield, WJBK reported.

Both of them are juveniles, the chief noted.

Chief White told WDIV the attack on the officer defied logic and was in no way justifiable.

“These two young men made a horrible decision,” he said.

Police said they have not recovered the gun the second suspect was armed with in the security footage, WDIV reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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