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Detroit officer shot dead during home invasion


The suspect, who investigators believe intruded into the house while looking for his girlfriend, fired a high-powered rifle at officers inside the home after they'd arrived to look for him, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.One of the officers returned fire, injuring the suspect, who fled but eventually was arrested a short distance from the home, Craig said.An 18-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department died after being shot in the neck, authorities said. A second officer, who'd been with the department three years, was shot in a leg and was in serious condition Wednesday night at a hospital, Craig said. The names of the officers and the suspect were not immediately released."He really is a hero," Craig told reporters about the slain officer. "He fought a good fight."Numerous police officers — more than 200, Craig said — gathered outside Detroit Medical Center's Sinai-Grace Hospital late Wednesday, consoling each other and awaiting word on the injured officer being treated there.

People in the home 'began running out, frantic' when police arrived

Police had been called to the house around 7:20 p.m. on a report that a man with a gun had invaded the home, Craig said.The home's occupants "began running out, frantic" to meet arriving officers, according to the chief.Four officers entered the home and went upstairs. Finding no one there, they started to go back downstairs when the gunman opened fire on them, beginning the shootout, Craig said.The gunman, shot by an officer, fled Read More – Source