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Teen suspect injured after allegedly targeting off-duty Detroit police officer

Detroit police
Posted at 6:04 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 18:04:04-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A teen is in temporary serious condition after allegedly approaching an off-duty Detroit police officer with two other males.

The off-duty officer then fired shots at the three suspects and the 16-year-old was hit.

The incident happened Nov. 5 just after noon in the 6000 block of Brace.

According to a preliminary investigation, the off-duty officer was parked in a vehicle when the three suspects approached him on foot and one of the males pointed a gun at the officer. The officer then fired a single shot at the suspects, hitting one of them.

The 16-year-old who was hit was transported to a local hospital by two men in a red 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The teen is in temporary serious condition and in police custody.

Detroit police are investigating the shooting. If you have any information on this incident, contact the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Task Force Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.