Raymond Durham, 60, was shot as he was on the run for the shooting of two Detroit police officers.
Detroit police Chief James Craig said Durham was shot in one of his legs and was taken to Henry Ford Hospital. However, Craig says it happened during the initial encounter with the two wounded police officers.
Durham was taken into custody without incident and his weapon has been recovered.
One officer was shot in the ankle and the other in the neck and they reportedly drove themselves to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
“We’re pretty sure they’re going to make it,” said Commander Nick Kyriacou of the 10th Precinct, who was standing with a knot of a dozen officers outside the emergency room entrance. Mayor Mike Duggan consulted inside the lobby with Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Kyriacou said the officer shot in the neck is in serious condition. Meanwhile, police from several departments swarmed the neighborhood near 23rd and Ash in a search for the gunman.
Officers with long guns drawn and wearing heavy gear searched, shining flashlights into the burned-out rubble of homes. Several blocks were closed off and a police dog was on the scene.
Police had described Durham as “armed and dangerous.”
One officer was shot in the neck, but he is expected to fully recover. The second officer was shot twice in the upper torso but saved by a protective vest. He was also shot in the ankle but the wound is not considered life-threatening. The officers are both from the Third Precinct– one is a 20-year veteran and the other has been member of the force for four years.
Raymond Durham, a 60-year-old homeless Detroit man, shot two police officers, causing a manhunt. One officer was shot in the neck, but he is expected to fully recover. The second officer was shot twice in the upper torso but saved by a protective vest.
Who is Raymond Durham?
Detroit police arrested 60-year-old Raymond Durham for shooting two police officers.