George Hunter and Mark Hicks / The Detroit News
A gunman walked into a Detroit police precinct this afternoon and shot a commander and three other officers
before he was killed, police sources confirmed.
Cmdr. Brian Davis, in charge of the 6th precinct, was shot in the hand and side and was undergoing surgery this evening, a police source said. Officer David Anderson was shot in the head but is alert and talking and moving his limbs, the source said.
Other reports indicate two other officers were grazed by gunfire and suffered minor wounds.
The victims were taken to nearby Sinai Grace Hospital shortly after the 4:30 p.m. shooting. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing arrived at the hospital early this evening to offer support to the victims.
Sunday's shootingcapped off a bloody weekend that saw at least 10people shotsince Friday night — four at the precinct, three outside a strip club, and three murder victims found ina housein the 14000 block ofFaircrest.
The shooting occurred at the 6th Precinct, just west of the Southfield Freeway and south of Interstate 96. Like most precincts in the city, there are no metal detectors in the entrance and visitors can come in and talk face-to-face with officers.
Anderson worked for the department with the Law Enforcement Information Network, or LEIN, the database of criminal justice activity kept by the state.
Rufus Cain, who works at a car wash across the street from the precinct, said he was shocked by the news. He said he feels safe in part, he said, because he's so close to the police facility.
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110123/...#ixzz1BuKCDik1