Officer wounded in shootout at Southfield Police Department

Published On: Nov 11 2012 04:40:53 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 11 2012 09:18:19 PM EST


A 64-year-old man walked into the Southfield Police Department and started firing Sunday afternoon.

Police say the desk officer asked the man if he needed anything when he entered the lobby. The man didn't say anything and just stared at the officer. He then started to look around the lobby before brandishing a handgun.

The suspect aimed the gun at the protective glass and pulled the trigger, but it didn't fire.

The desk officer then drew his handgun and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. Other officers in the area of the building confronted the suspect and again ordered him to drop the handgun.

Instead, the man pointed his gun at the officers and open fired. The officers and the suspect exchanged shots.

One officer was shot in the shoulder. The suspect was shot several times.

The officer and suspect were taken to the hospital. The officer is in stable condition. The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Oakland County sheriff is investigating the shooting.


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