Detroit Police Chief James Craig said on Wednesday that an officer was shot at near 8 Mile and John R around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Around noon, police said two people were arrested for a separate shooting incident that they said involved a drug war.
Craig said the two suspects were shooting at each in the vicinity of the original crime. Craig said the officer said he felt targeted and that it was “believed to be an ambush on police”.
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There were no Detroit police officers injured by the gunshots.
Craig said that the shooting was definitively an ambush attack on officers.
Eight to ten rounds were fired with one of them hitting the officer’s vehicle.