Detroit police officer critically wounded; suspect in custody
DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit Police officer is in critical condition after being shot by a suspect Wednesday night.
The situation started when police were called to investigate a domestic situation at a house in the 5500 block of McDougall near Ferry just before 11 p.m.
When they got to the home, they saw the suspect outside with a gun, and before they got out of their cars they realized one of their officers had been shot. The officer was shot twice, and was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he's in critical condition.
Police say an hours-long standoff began with the suspect after the shooting.
Police say the 43-year-old barricaded himself inside his home. The suspect came out of the house and tried to run away after police tossed tear gas inside around 2:30 a.m. He was caught and taken into custody.
The suspect's children and wife got out of the house safely, according to police.
The suspect has a history of mental illness, assault and drug charges, and has nine guns registered in his name.
The injured officer is 25 years old and has been on the force for two years. A source tells FOX 2 his name is Glenn Doss. He has a 9-month-old child. His father is also a Detroit police officer who was off duty at the time.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.