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Detroit Police Release Video of Station Ambush

Detroit Police Release Video of Station Ambush

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

January 29, 2011

DETROIT – He appears calm as he walks into the police station, as if he belongs there.

He steps past vending machines, to the far side of the horseshoe-shaped front desk from the door. Lamar D. Moore is just out of the frame when he fires his first shotgun blast. Officers hit the floor and smoke curls into view.

The graphic surveillance video of Moore’s ambush on the Detroit Police Department’s Northwestern District station Sunday was released Friday, bringing into the public’s view the attack that left four officers injured and Moore dead.

It’s a video that shows a sudden, gruesome attack on police by a gunman implicated in an alleged sex crime and kidnapping. It also shows the heroics of Cmdr. Brian Davis, who engaged Moore in a point-blank shoot-off.

All four officers are recovering from their injuries.

“There were tremendous acts of heroism that rarely individuals get a chance to see,” Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said in a video message. “Detroit police officers in action.” Rampage caught on video

It’s a normal Sunday at the Detroit Police Department’s Northwestern District station.

Cmdr. Brian Davis has come in to be briefed on a shooting.

He walks past shoe shiner Modreci Draper, who was there shining shoes for officers, and stops to talk with Sgt. Ray Saati behind the front desk counter.

As Officer David Anderson is standing near Draper, talking to Officer Theodore Jackson, the shadow of a man approaching the front door stretches across the floor of the lobby.

A gunfight is brewing.

And it’s all caught on video surveillance, released Friday by the Police Department.

Lamar D. Moore, a man implicated in a sex crime and kidnapping, launches a brutal attack on officers, injuring four.

From a camera view just over the desk, Moore is seen approaching the side of the desk farthest from the front door. Anderson walks over to Draper, who told the Free Press on Thursday that when he leaned down, as can be seen in the video, he was wiping salt from Anderson’s shoe.


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    niterider460

    7 months ago

    248 Comments

    yep

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    JonH7

    11 months ago

    144 Comments

    ...justice is served.

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    colt45

    11 months ago

    92 Comments

    R.I.P for the one who never made it and Thank God more officers didn't die. colt45

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    619Reeves

    over 1 year ago

    230 Comments

    A$$hole

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    Mongo1

    over 1 year ago

    342 Comments

    One Dead, four wounded. A shole lot better than 27 dead, Enough Said

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    granny1

    over 1 year ago

    1448 Comments

    that dumb s o b needed to be took out.hes that stupid.

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    Forensic64

    about 2 years ago

    68 Comments

    It didn't even make the news down here in Australia. Unbelievable.

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    hnyangl

    about 2 years ago

    610 Comments

    Good job by all involved.

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    Anonymous

    about 2 years ago

    It just proves we are not safe anywhere, like the citizens in the community. This has happened more than once in different communities. May the Brothers all recover quickly.

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    1good1bad1ugly

    over 2 years ago

    2770 Comments

    Wow.

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    tmsease

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    Unbelievable.

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    jlitespeed

    about 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    How can a modern Police station in the United States not have a barrier between the Police and the public?

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    radarcop

    about 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    OMG - amazing none of the good guys died - yoiu must strive to survive! Great job by cmdr - saved a lot of lives that day - quick recovery for all I hope. This shows you never know when ior where or how t will happen and you must always be alert and on guard! Stay safe!

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    cowboykurtz

    about 3 years ago

    184 Comments

    My prayers to both the Officers injured and the deceased along with their families.

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    DWilkins

    about 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    Tax break in my opinion....too bad our own had to be injured in the process. Good work on distraction and major kudos to the Cmdr for facing down the barrel of a 12 gauge at near point blank to put some lead in that idiot. God speed on the recovery of all the injured.

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