Shots fired at Detroit police officers, suspect on the loose

Posted at 3:24 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 17:21:26-04

5:49 a.m.

Police are still searching for the man who they say opened fire on officers early this morning in southwest Detroit. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male around 25-30 years old, 5'8" and about 200 pounds. Police say he has short dark hair or is bald and was last seen wearing a gray shirt. 

Anyone who sees this man should not approach. Officers say to call Crime Stoppers or police immediately. 

5:20 a.m.

A manhunt is underway on Detroit's southwest side after shots were fired at police officers.

Detroit police say that at 12:35 a.m. officers were patrolling the area of Chamberlain and Elsmere when they came across a man who fired shots at them. The officers returned fire and the suspect ran off.

No officers were injured and officials don't believe the suspect was hit.

Police quickly set up a perimeter and searched the area with the assistance of police canine and the Michigan State Police helicopter. Additional officers were called to scene due to a large unruly crowd.

Officers have not been able to locate the suspect.