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Detroit Police Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained During Shootout

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Police Department is mourning the death of one of its own.

Officer Patrick Hill, a 12-year veteran of the department, passed away just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hill had been hospitalized since April 2, after he was wounded during a shootout on the city’s east side. He and another officer were attempting to catch a 23-year-old murder suspect.

Police say the suspect opened fire and police fired back, killing the suspect.

Officer Hill leaves behind a wife and four children.

The other officer, Sgt. Jeffrey Pacholski, was shot twice in the leg. A second suspect in the shooting was arrested.

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