Detroit police officer injured after being shot in face shotgun

Detroit police officer injured after being shot in face shotgun

Detroit police officer injured after being shot in face shotgun

Two Detroit officers are in the hospital, and one is fighting for their life.

Police Chief James Craig told reporters that the 19-year-old is believed to have fired the shot, but may not have known who was at the door.

The shooting occurred around 11:45 p.m.in the 20500 block of Lesure Street when police responded to a burglary call.

There was a series of three or four calls about a burglary, the chief said, but in the last call the caller said there were flashlights outside the home.

Both officers were rushed to the hospital, where the officer who was shot is in critical condition.

They were outside when they were fired upon.

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According to WXYZ, a 19-year-old man fired a shotgun at the officers as they checked out the man's home.

Craig said whether the man faces charges will come down to whether the shooter faced what he reasonably believed to be an "imminent threat".

Craig said the family is "extremely remorseful" and "just want to make sure the officer is going to be OK".

Both officers were in full uniform when they went to the home. The critically injured office has been with the department two years. The timing of the 911 calls on Sunday in not clear.

According to police, one officer was hit in the face by two shotgun shell pellets and the other was injured by flying glass. He just wanted to scare them off, ' Redd said.

The teenager, his mother and 14-year-old sibling were taken into police custody for the investigation.

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