Man Wounded In 'Gun Battle' With Police Officers In Detroit

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police swarmed a Detroit neighborhood, Wednesday afternoon, following an officer-involved shooting.

One person was injured in an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop on Nottingham Rd. near the intersection of E. Warren and Alter Rd. on the city's east side, according to police.

There were two people in the car: a woman who was driving, and a man in the passengers seat who jumped out and ran.  

Detroit Police Deputy Chief Marlon Wilson said the man then pulled out a gun and opened fire at police.

"In fear for their life, our officers returned fire," Wilson said. "The suspect actually went around a home and exchanged (gunfire) with the officers again. A gun battle happened at that point." 

That's when, Wilson said, the suspect was shot and wounded. 

The man. whose name has not been released. was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in temporary serious condition Wednesday evening. 

The female driver was not injured, and no police officers were hurt. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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