Detroit schools officer dies after intervening in fight near Henry Ford High School

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Posted at 10:03 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 22:10:19-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit Public Schools Community District police officer has died after intervening in a fight near Henry Ford High School Thursday afternoon, investigators said.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. near Vaughan Avenue and Trojan Street on the city's west side.

After responding to the fight, the officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The situation leading up to the officer’s death is unclear at this time.

DPSCD identified the officer as Freddie Wilson, a veteran on the force with more than 20 years with the school district.

The Detroit Police Department is handling the investigation as a homicide, a spokesperson told 7 Action News.

We are working to learn more details and will provide that information as it becomes available.