Father of wounded DPD officer Doss says he is in critical condition

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The father of a wounded Detroit police officer says he is in critical condition. 

In a press conference, the father of Glenn Doss said that his son has a "50-50 chance" as he battles to recover from a gunshot wound he received responding to a domestic call Wednesday night.

"First I want to thank everyone around the world that has sent their prayers for my son," said Glenn Doss Sr. "The doctors have been honest with me and my family. They stated at this time his condition is 50-50. It could go either way. The bullet is still lodged in the back of his head on the right side."

On Friday, FOX 2 mistakenly reported that Officer Doss had passed away. We apologize to his family, the Detroit Police Department, and our readers and viewers for the error. We have Officer Doss and the DPD in our thoughts.

Doss and other officers were called to the 5500 block of McDougall Wednesday night for reports of a couple arguing, and also possible shots fired. When they arrived, a 43-year-old suspect with a gun opened fire on them before they even got out of their patrol car, police said. Thirty bullet casings were found at the scene. Doss was hit twice. 

"I never told to join the police department," his father said. "I never advised him to join the police department. He called me up a couple of years ago and said dad what do I have to do to be in the police. I told him to go to 1301 Third Street and put in an application and told me what to say and what to do. 

"Three months later he started the police academy and he fell in love with the job. He loves what he does."

Doss is a new father to his son Eli. 

"He is a fighter, I believe that God can work a miracle because that's what he needs right now."

The 25-year-old officer has been with the department for two years. 

Doss was rushed to the hospital by his partner, and underwent several surgeries in the past couple days. 

If you would to donate to the family go to: https://www.gofundme.com/fight-for-glenn-doss

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