Detroit police shoot, kill suspect after stand-off on city's east side

Suspect allegedly fired shots at DPD's 5th precinct
Posted at 5:51 AM, Dec 01, 2020

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police shot and killed a 28-year-old suspect who allegedly shot at DPD's 5th Precinct early Tuesday morning.

Police say the shooting happened at the precinct at 3500 Conner, and bullets hit a scout car which caused an officer to be injured by flying glass. That officer was treated for injuries.

The suspect then took off and barricaded himself inside his car at a parking lot at a closed business at Mack and Conner on the city's east side. Police say he was armed with an AR-15 and would turn his signal on and hit his brights as a way to lure officers in.

Officers in armored vehicles moved to block him in and there was an exchange of gunfire. Police say the suspect was fatally shot during this exchange.

Police say the suspect was wanted for the homicide of a 28-year-old woman. Chief James Craig described the suspect as "dangerous" and said there has been a continuing trend of armed and dangerous suspects in high-risk situations.

Craig noted that this is the 31st high-risk incident involving a barricaded suspect in the year to date.