DETROIT (WWJ) – A state trooper was shot and wounded Monday morning as he pursued robbery suspects on Detroit’s east side.
After pulling a vehicle over in the Gratiot-Van Dyke area, the suspects took off on foot. As police searched door to door, a Michigan State Police trooper and a Detroit police officer were ambushed. Two men were arrested.
After a brief standoff with what was thought to be one or two robbery suspects, State police Lt. Micheal Shaw says a SWAT team then raided a house where it was believed two additional suspects were holed up, but found no one. whether they got away or were never there is part of an ongoing investigation.
“This could have been a heck of a lot worse,” Shaw told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey. “If it wasn’t for the troopers and the DPD officers out there, relying on their training, doing what they’re supposed to be doing, we could have had an a lot worse situation.
“We didn’t have any civilians hurt … minor injuries to the suspects, and unfortunately one trooper,” Shaw said.
The wounded trooper, a 12-year veteran of the force , is expected to make a full recovery. His name has not been released.