(WWJ/AP) – A Detroit police officer shot twice while responding to a domestic violence call is in a coma and in critical condition.
Assistant Detroit Police Chief Arnold Williams said the officers, identified by police as 25-year-old Glen Doss of the DPD’s 7th Precinct Special Operations Unit, has been with the department for less than two years.
Goss has some swelling in his head, officials said, underwent emergency surgery and remains at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Williams said there has been a steady stream of Detroit Police coming to the hospital to support his family.
“We’ve had too many losses in our department, we’ve had too many injured officers, it’s hard, it’s a hard job,” Williams told WWJ.
Doss, who is the father of a 9-month-old baby, is part of a crime-fighting family. His father is also on the force in Detroit, but Williams said he was not working last night. He was with this son at the hospital Thursday morning.
Detroit police Deputy Chief Elvin Barren says officers responded at around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night to a home on McDougal near Chene and I-94 on the city’s east side. Barren said the officers were investigating a report that man was arguing with his wife and had fired shots.
Officers encountered the man outside the home and he fired at them.
Police said Doss was a passenger in a police car and was shot before he got out. First Assistant Chief Lashinda Stair said it was Doss’ partner who drove him to the hospital.
The 43-year old suspect fired 32 shots before barricading himself in the home for more than three hours. Police fired tear gas into the home early this morning and that’s when the suspect came out and surrendered. Charges are pending. Family members say the gunman had a “mental breakdown.”
The suspect fired 32 shots, according to police, before going back into the house where he remained for more than three hours. Barren said police eventually fired gas into the home early Thursday and arrested the 43-year-old when he came out and surrendered.
MLive quoted Berren as saying family members believe the suspect had a “mental breakdown.” He had nine guns registered to him and is a former CPL holder. His name has not been released with charges pending.
A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of Officer Doss. Find information [HERE].
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