Detroit police shoot an armed man which leads to a new wave of protests
Another criminal became the reason for the protests in Detroit. According to the police, an unidentified man opened fire at the police and an exchange of fire ensued.
According to official information, the suspect was involved in gang groups related to drug trafficking.
“Officers say they saw a man with an outstanding narcotics warrant sitting in a vehicle,” reports WXYZ.
When trying to arrest the suspect, another man opened fire on the police, which provoked them to retaliate.
As a result, the shooter received fatal injuries and died on the spot.
“He began to fire a number of rounds at the officer over his shoulder,” said Chief James Craig. “As that was occurring, the officer pushed him away, and that’s when the additional officers, fearing for their life, the fact that he was actively shooting, they fired several rounds striking that suspect.”
A day later, violent protests broke out at the scene of the death of the suspect. Police had to use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
At the moment, the officers involved in the shootout are placed on paid leave until the end of the investigation.