Off-duty Washington DC police officer shot in Dearborn (UPDATED)

An off-duty Washington DC police officer was shot earlier Monday morning.

Two men were shot inside a vehicle in Dearborn just before 3 a.m. Monday morning.

According to police the victims had just left a gentleman's club a few blocks away.

Officials say one of the men shot was Antoine Laescene who is visiting from Washington DC where he is an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Laescene was in this vehicle with another man when police say they stopped for a traffic light on Michigan Avenue at Miller Road.

That is when a passenger in the suspect's vehicle approached the victims. He yelled something at them and then the driver in the suspect's vehicle fired several shots injuring both men.

The men bypassed the Dearborn police department to travel to this police station miles away in Detroit for help.


Fox 2 learned that this police station is near the home of the person the victim's vehicle is registered to Willie Holston III.

When Fox 2 went to the home the people there would only say he is doing OK.

Police say both the 34-year-old driver and the 32-year-old Washington DC cop received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital.

According to police, the search continues for the suspects both the driver and the passenger in the suspect vehicle are described as black men in their 20s.

And their vehicle is described as a dark colored 4-door sedan, possibly a Lincoln MKZ. 

Dearborn Police say they will not tolerate this type of criminal activity in their city and are doing all they can to find the suspects. If you have any information that can help, call (313) 943-2240.
 

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