Slain Detroit officer identified, suspect in custody
Posted: Oct 29 2016 09:18AM EDT
Updated: Oct 29 2016 09:26AM EDT
A Detroit police officer has died after being struck during a traffic stop on the west side at Puritan and Monica.
Detroit Police are confirming that the officer is 8 year veteran, Myron Jarrett. He was assigned to the 12th Precinct.
The suspect has been identified as Steven Patrick Guzina of Lincoln Park was taken into custody shortly after 3:30 a.m. according to Detroit police.
Police say Guzina is 54 years old and was taken into custody on Detroit's west side.
"The officer that was struck responding to the situation and a vehicle, a Dodge truck, van, a pickup is still at the scene," Craig said. "He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"This is a tragedy. Certainly the men and women of the 12th as well as the entire department is grieving this loss. He was assigned to the 12th precinct the last three years where he was working patrol."
Jarrett was assisting other officers during an arrest at a traffic stop when he was critically injured at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. The incident happened north of the Lodge freeway, west of Livernois.
That driver, Guzina fled the scene on foot sparking a massive manhunt with DPD, Michigan State Police and canine officers.
Guzina is one of the owners of Tijuana's Mexican restaurants, with locations in Southgate, Lincoln Park and Detroit.