Monroe officer shot in the line of duty 'improving,' officials say

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 17:26:31-04

MONROE COUNTY (WXYZ) — Monroe Police Cpl. Renae Peterson "appears to be improving," after being shot multiple times following an attempted car jacking on May 24.

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Kordney McDonald, of Ypsilanti, and Koby Falls, of Monroe, face several charges in the shooting of Peterson, which left the corporal initially in critical but stable condition at a Toledo hospital.

Since then, Peterson is doing better, according to Capt. John Wall. It's still unclear when she will be released from the hosptal, but Wall adds that her recovery is going well.

Peterson was responding to a carjacking in the area of 2nd and Winchester, according to police. The responding officers spoke with the victim, who said two men struck her over the head with a handgun and left the scene in her blue sedan. Officers then found the stolen vehicle at North Dixie Highway and Ternes Drive.

Peterson got out of the vehicle to approach the stolen vehicle, and that's when she was shot. Police say she was struck multiple times. The suspects drove the stolen vehicle eastbound down Ternes Drive. After a short chase, officers found the suspects and took them into custody.

Police say Peterson is a 16-year-veteran of the police department.