Washington, D.C police officer, brother-in-law shot in Dearborn

Both recovering in Detroit hospital

DEARBORN — Police are searching for two men involved in a shooting of an off-duty Washington, D.C., police officer and his brother-in-law June 1 after leaving the Pantheion Club.

Both men — a 32-year-old officer and 34-year-old Detroit resident — were at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, where both were in stable condition recovering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds as of publication.

Just before 3 a.m., Dearborn police were notified by Detroit police that two men in a vehicle arrived at Detroit Police Department’s 9th Precinct station on Gratiot after the incident, “trying to escape to a safer area,” according to published reports.

A preliminary investigation by Dearborn police indicated that two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light on eastbound Michigan Avenue at Miller Road.

While stopped, the passenger in a four-door sedan yelled something at the victims. The suspect driver then fired an estimated four to eight shots into the victims’ vehicle, striking both men.

The driver — the Detroit resident — suffered a grazing wound to his torso, and the officer sustained a gunshot wound to his side.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored four-door sedan, possibly a Lincoln MKZ.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was described as a dark complected black male in his 20s, and the passenger is a light complected black male also in his 20s.

“”This sort of criminal activity will not be tolerated and the Dearborn Police Department will use all of its resources to identify and arrest these suspects,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “We are especially asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects and sharing any information they may have about this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn Police Tip Line at 313-943-3030.