Man shot by undercover Detroit police officers working drag racing detail
By Ashanti Lee Seabron
(DETROIT) On Friday evening in Detroit, a man was shot by Detroit police officers who were working undercover on a drag racing detail, The Detroit News reports.
According to a police report, officers assigned to the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative were working the area of E. Seven Mile Road near Gruebner Avenue in an unmarked vehicle at around 11:45 p.m. when another vehicle nearly struck them.
After following the vehicle, the male driver stopped his vehicle near a residence on Rowe Street and exited the vehicle with a gun.
The undercover officers identified themselves and ordered the man to put down the gun when the man fired a shot. The officers then returned fire.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
The man was taken to a local hospital and later discharged and transported to the Detroit Detention Center for processing.
As is the protocol for officer-involved shootings, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. The Michigan State Police will lead the investigation alongside the Homicide and the Professional Standards Bureau.