4 Detroit cops wounded, gunman killed

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A gunman walked into a Detroit police station Sunday, opened fire with a shotgun and wounded four officers before being killed, authorities said.

The Detroit Free Press said the shooting occurred about 4:20 p.m. in Detroit's Northwestern District.


Sgt. Todd Eby, who was sitting at his desk at the station when the shooting started, told the newspaper the gunman was armed with a pistol grip shotgun and shot without provocation. The unidentified assailant was gunned down by police.

The wounded officers included Cmdr. Brian Davis, Sgt. Ray Saati, officer David Anderson and a female sergeant whose name was not released, Eby said. All four were hospitalized.

The Detroit News reported a source said Davis was shot in the hand and side and was in surgery. The same source said Anderson was shot in the head but was alert, talking and moving his limbs.

The Tribune said other reports indicated the two other officers were grazed by gunfire and had minor wounds.

Eby called the incident "absolutely horrifying," the Free Press said.

It has been a violent weekend in Detroit. The Tribune said three were shot outside a strip club and three slaying victims found in a house.


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