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.