Detroit police officer attacked by suspect, shoots him

A suspect who attacked a Detroit police officer was shot by him and arrested on the northwest side Thursday night.

The incident happened in the 20500 block of Burt Road near Hessel Avenue, just south of Eight Mile around 8:40 p.m.

The suspect struck the officer in the head with a hand gun before being shot multiple times, according to Detroit police. 

Both the officer and the suspect are in stable conditions at the hospital. The officer is expected to be okay.

The officers were conducting a street investigation of a person acting in a suspicious manner, according to Capt. Darin Szilagy.

"The officer confronted the suspect  in a driveway just south of Eight Mile and a physical altercation ensued between the suspect and our police officer," Szilagy said. "The suspect produced a hand gun, swung it and struck our officer in the head with it. Our officer, fearing for his life produced his department weapon and returned fire, striking the suspect."

FOX 2's Randy Wimbley spoke with a neighbor who said they heard about "four to six" gunshots.

The incident comes on the heels of Officer Glenn Doss who was fatally shot in the line of duty responding to a domestic violence call.

"We are very thankful that (the officer's) injuries are not any worse," said Szilagy. "I can tell you this, if he had a knife wound, a gunshot wound, blunt force object, no officer has to be hurt out here. They have a right to go home safe and we demand that our officers protect themselves, defend themselves and members of the community