Detroit Officer Shot In The Back Of His Head - Suspect Dead From Lead Poisoning

Detroit, MI - A Detroit Police Officer was shot in the back of the head on Sunday night.

Two Detroit Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call at Joy Rd and Wyoming Ave at around 10:30 PM Sunday night, according to Detroit PD Chief James Craig.

The officers, who were not aware that an

Detroit, MI - A Detroit Police Officer was shot in the back of the head on Sunday night.

Two Detroit Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call at Joy Rd and Wyoming Ave at around 10:30 PM Sunday night, according to Detroit PD Chief James Craig.

The officers, who were not aware that any weapons were present, knocked on the door of the home. The suspect then emerged with a .25 caliber semi-automatic weapon and opened fire on the officers.

Both officers returned fire, and the suspect was shot until his blood pressure dropped to 0, at which point he was taken into custody; he remains dead.

One of the officers sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head. He was transported to the hospital and is in "very critical" condition.

The injured hero is a 14 year veteran, and his partner graduated the academy 6 months ago.

It's not clear at this time if the shooter was directly involved in the initial domestic violence call and details about that call were not released.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this wounded hero and his family. It sounds like he could use all of the prayers that we can get him, so please let others know. We've seen heroes survive critical gunshot wounds to the head before, and hopefully this is the case again.

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