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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:45 PM

Police seek motive of man who shot at officers inside Southfield Police Department

Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins said it's unclear why a 64-year-old Southfield man entered the police station today, shooting an officer before he was shot dead.

Hawkins said his officers followed protocol when the man tried first to shoot at an officer behind protective glass at the station lobby, then fired on other responding officers, shooting one in the shoulder. That officer, a 50-yearold sergeant with 25 years as a Southfield police officer, was taken with the suspect to Providence Hospital.

The shooter was shot multiple times and died at the hospital, said Hawkins during a news conference. The officer is expected to survive.

"We always try to resolve these incidents non-violently if we can," said Hawkins. "However, the use of force was unavoidable in this circumstance."

http://www.freep.com/article/20121111/NEWS03/121111028/Southfield-Police-Department-shot-today-Providence-Hospital?odyssey=nav|head

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SecularMotion Nov 2012 OP
glacierbay Nov 2012 #1
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Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #2

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

1. Sounds like suicide by cop

 

I'm just speculating here but, he may have wanted to kill himself but didn't have the guts to do it himself so he had the cops do it for him.
Prayers and quick recovery for the wounded officer.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. Sounds like it to me too. N/T

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:21 PM

2. SBC. What is the purpose of this posting? nt

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