The trooper, a 10-year veteran of the force, was taken to the hospital after he was hit multiple times in the body.
The latest update from the police investigation came around 10:00 a.m. when police said the injured trooper was "upgraded to stable condition. He still has a long way to go."
Michigan State Police said two men were arrested in the Romulus-Inkster area after being pulled over during a traffic stop. Police Lt. Mike Shaw said officers believe they're connected to the shooting.
"Basically did some video surveillance. We were able to pick up a suspect through that video surveillance. Our surveillance team was able to start following behind certain people that were seen on the videos. We used our aviation unit as well to kind of follow this car. A traffic stop is conducted by those cars that we just saw leave this area, and both parties were taken into custody at that time," Shaw said.
It happened at 1:30 a.m. while an officer was conducting surveillance during a narcotics operation in Detroit. He was outside an apartment on Riverview Street near Telegraph and I-96 on the city's west side.
The shooting happened at Infinity Park Townhomes in the 14000 block of Riverview. An individual shot at the trooper from above, possibly from a second-story window. Police spent much of the morning evacuating residents from the complex as they sought a search warrant for more information.
According to tweets from police, an apartment unit was searched and casings were located.
Everything from K9 units to bomb squads and police helicopters were activated for the scene.
"No matter what department you’re in or anything like that, whenever one of us is injured in line of duty, while we all know that that’s a possibility, we don’t really think about it. You always think it is going to be somebody like that, but then, you know, it happens to yours," said Shaw, who personally knows the trooper. "You kind of really reassess a little bit about being more careful and things like that. We just want to make sure that the communities knows that he was out there doing his job, and hopefully if they got some time today, maybe some prayers."