Monday, May 03, 2010

Breaking News: 5 Detroit Police Officers Shot

Five Detroit police officers were shot this morning on Detroit's east side. One of the police officers died at the scene. The other four are listed in temporary serious condition at St. John Hospital.

This shooting was approximately seventeen miles from the Warrendale neighborhood. However, it's very close emotionally.

The shooting reportedly happened at a house on Schoenherr St., just south of E. Eight Mile Rd. The suspect is in custody. Police recovered a handgun and approximately one pound of marijuana at the house.

Each of those officers will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

5 Detroit Police Officers Shot; 1 Killed - WWJ Newsradio 950

Update @ 2:38 p.m.
The name of the police officer who was killed in the line of duty has been released:  Police Officer Brian Huff. Officer Huff was a twelve year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, assigned to the Eastern District. He is survived by his wife and their ten-year old son.

His memorial page is available at the Officer Down web site here.

Update @ 4:56 p.m.
The Detroit Free Press has a photo gallery devoted to the tragic events of this morning available here.
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