Detroit Police Shoot Third Suspect In Three Weeks

WWJ News
July 27, 2020 - 8:02 am
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(WWJ) A Detroit police officer has been involved in a shooting for the third time in three weeks. 

In the latest incident, police say a 27-year old man was shot by an officer around 11 p.m. Sunday on Wyoming near Plymouth. 

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Police aren't saying what led up to the shooting, but a weapon was found that allegedly belonged to the victim.

The man who was was last listed in stable condition, and officials say more information about the case is expected to be released later today. 

Last Thursday officers shot and killed a man suspected of shooting four teens on the city's east side. Three suspects jumped out of a disabled vehicle after a police chase and tried to run away, Police Chief James Craig told reporters as a press briefing. 

"One suspect got out, and as he was being approached he had a gun in his hand," the chief said. "And the officer, fearing for his life, fired one time, striking the suspect."

That followed an incident on July 10th where officers shot and killed 20-year old Hakim Littleton who shot at officers on San Juan Street near McNichols. In that case, Craig said there was "gang involvement" in the deadly altercation.