2 suspects shot by retired officer during attempted break-in on Detroit's west side

- Two suspects were shot while attempting to break into a retired police sergeant's home on Detroit's west side.

Detroit Police says that the homeowner, a retired 37-year veteran with DPD, was in his living room when he heard a noise at his back door and confronted two men trying to break in. There was a struggle and the homeowner fired and hit both suspects.

The homeowner was able to restrain one of the suspects until police arrived. That suspect is in custody. The second suspect is not in custody at this time.  The extent of the suspects' injuries is not known at this time.

It was just before 2 p.m. when he heard a noise coming from the back of the house, located on west Outer Drive. Armed with a gun he confronted two men trying to break in through the back door.

FOX 2 spoke with the resident's brother off-camera who says he and his wife are pretty upset right now, this only happened a few hours ago, so they weren't ready to talk about it. They say he was not injured.

 

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