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Man shot by undercover Detroit police officers working drag racing detail

Motor City Metro
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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.

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