Man Shot By Monroe Police, Identified As 'Simba Lion', In Critical Condition

Two officers shot in the legs released from hospital

WWJ News
November 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm
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MONROE (WWJ) - A 40-year-old man remains in critical condition after a shootout with Monroe police.

Updating the public on the case Wednesday, Michigan State Police identified the alleged gunman as Simba Lion, adding that he remains at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, following Tuesday's confrontation, just south of downtown Monroe. 

Meanwhile, police said the two officers -- both shot in the legs after responding to a 911 call at the Washington Arms Apartments -- were treated for not-life-threatening wounds and released from hospital. 

According to MSP Lt. Brian Oleksyk, Lion, a resident of the apartment complex, had gotten into a physical fight with a maintenance man. A gun was seen, Oleksyk said, and 911 was called. 

Oleksyk said Lion shot first at responding officers, who then returned fire, shooting Lion multiple times. 

Police said the two officers involved in the shooting, along with two other officers who were on the scene, have been place on administrative leave as State Police continue to investigate. 

The names of the officers are not being released at this time.