Man Fires at Detroit Police Officers with Assault Rifle

Police patrol vehicle struck by gunfire

A Detroit police patrol vehicle was struck by gunfire as a man fire on two officers with an assault rifle.

Police Chief James Craig tells reporters Wednesday that at least 10 shots were fired late Tuesday night at the officers on the city’s northwest side. Their vehicle was hit three times, the officers were not wounded.

Officers did return fire, and the suspect fled. A 40-year-old man turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to police.

Craig said investigators believe the shooting “was intentional based on the circumstances” and that it “should be a reminder of the danger” officers face each and every day.

The officers were investigating a dice game at the time of the shooting.

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