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."