DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief says a gunman who fatally shot one officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him.
Chief James Craig said Thursday that the 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran past the fallen officers. Other officers shot him in the arm outside the home. He was arrested a block away.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 23,165 New COVID-19 Cases, 103 Deaths Over The Last Week
Craig said the gunman was “very target specific” and “knew what he planned to do.”READ MORE: Michigan Gov. Whitmer Proposes Suspending Sales Tax On School Supplies
Officer Rasheen McClain was shot in the neck and died. Officer Phillippe Batoum-Bisse is being treated for a leg wound.
The shooting happened Wednesday evening as officers responded to a report of a man with a gun who was looking for an estranged girlfriend.MORE NEWS: Woman, Child Found Dead Inside Macomb County Home Identified
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