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Off duty Highland Park reserve officer who was shot at August Detroit house party has died

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 16:34:00-04

7 Action News has learned that a Highland Park police reserve officer who was shot while off duty at a block party has died.

Robert Ball was shot at the party that he was helping host in Northwest Detroit at around 2:30 a.m. on August 28 in the area of Teppert St. and 7 Mile Rd.

Ball was shot in the chest and stomach and rushed to St. John's Hospital in critical condition after having surgery.   

Investigators say Ball had been a member of the Highland Park police reserve for seven years. The unit is comprised of civilians trained to help out police during various events.

The shooting is believed to have been the result of some type of altercation that did not involve Ball. He was an innocent bystander.