Police officer, man with assault-style weapon fatally shot in Detroit

DETROIT — A Detroit police officer and a person wielding an assault-style weapon have been fatally shot on town’s west aspect Wednesday night time, Detroit police Chief James White stated.

White stated the officer and his accomplice responded about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a name of a person firing a weapon. He stated when the officers arrived, they have been met by the person, who was armed with an assault-style weapon and firing of their course.

White stated one officer was struck and his accomplice returned hearth, fatally hanging the person. The struck officer was later pronounced lifeless at a hospital.

“With a heavy coronary heart … I’ve to tell our division and our group that we misplaced one in all our heroes right now,” White informed reporters exterior the hospital. “A really unhappy and tragic occasion.”

The officer killed was not instantly recognized however White stated he was a five-year veteran with the division and “comes from a protracted historical past of legislation enforcement officers.” White stated the officer’s father not too long ago retired from the division.

“The officers are heartbroken,” White stated.

No additional particulars have been instantly out there. An investigation is ongoing.