DETROIT (WWJ) – Two Detroit police officers are expected to survive after being shot while working on the continuing investigation of the murder of one of their own.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening reports came in saying that two police officers were rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital — their condition has not been released but reports say that their wounds are non-life threatening.
The search for the suspect has ended with his capture.
The incident happened in the area of Tillman and Ash in Detroit — while police were continuing the investigation of the murder of WSU police officer Collin Rose.
The suspect Raymond Durham, 59, was captured after a manhunt which lasted almost three hours.
“He’s a person we’re looking for and he’s armed and dangerous,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig shortly before Durham’s capture.
During the search police advising people to avoid the area that borders Vernor and Martin Luther King Blvd. due to the search for the suspect — and telling residents in the area to lock their doors.
Craig spoke to WWJ outside of Detroit Receiving Hospital:
“I know the officers have been in this area for some time,” said Craig. “They may have had contact with this individual — I am not certain. Part of it was connected to Officer Rose … they’ve been putting in a lot of attention in that area trying to identify the person available for Officer Rose and so they were here doing that work.”
If you have any information about this shooting you are asked to contact Detroit police.
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