Detroit Police Chief James Craig says officer was likely killed by friendly fire

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police Chief James Craig held a news conference Monday afternoon to address the death of Officer Patrick Hill.

"After a lengthy investigation, the evidence gathered to date suggests that Officer Hill's wounds were likely the result of friendly fire," said Chief Craig.

Patrick Hill was shot in the line of duty earlier this year and died Saturday.

Officer Patrick Hill was one of two DPD officers shot back in April during a shootout with a murder suspect on the city's west side.

The other officer was hit in the leg, but Hill was shot in the head and remained in critical condition for the last 6 months.

Hill leaves behind a wife and four children, ages 3-to-16. Funeral arrangements are pending.

After talking about Hill's case, Chief Craig also addressed the DDOT issues that are plaguing the city.


 
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