DETROIT (FOX 2) - What started as a traffic investigation for Detroit police ended in bloodshed as one officer was shot on Detroit’s west side.
Saturday night around 10:40 p.m. Detroit police officers were called to an alley on Florence and Greenfield for a driver driving the wrong way at a high rate of speed.
Once police made contact with the wrong-way driver that person backed their vehicle up, pinning two officers between vehicles. That suspect then began firing shots, hitting a third officer in his mid-section.
Officers returned fire and hit the suspect five times, who then attempted to get away by breaking into a house in the area. Police were able to follow a blood trail that led them to the suspect and he was quickly taken into custody.
Names of the suspect and the officers have not yet been given.
All three officers have been taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.
"I had a conversation with the officer who was shot. He's got three years on the job working the 8th precinct. Solid officer; great spirits. We're hoping for the best," Chief James Craig said.
At last check we're told the suspect is in critical condition.
Craig added that they police found the gun and have it in their custody right now.