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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.

  • Fishing_max50


    over 4 years ago


    May he rot in hell.

  • John_groh_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Wow, that was one heck of a shoot out. Glad the Officers will recover. They were very luck to make it out of that with their lives.

  • Images_5__max50


    over 4 years ago


    The video is very chilling! The officers displayed a great deal of Valor during the Heat of Battle. No longer will this POS with arms & legs walk this earth. I salute you all for a job well done, for you stared evil in the face, stood your ground and slayed it. Speedy recovery to those hurt and God Bless you!

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    over 4 years ago


    Miracle in the station house. Glad the injured officers will recover, and relieved the POS will never be able to try it again.

  • 1410_max50


    over 4 years ago


    What a chilling video. It is caused many a heated discussion amongst officers in my agency about station house security(or lack thereof). I am glad the officers will be alright. I believe that was the suspect who dropped dead under the far counter. GOOD RIDDANCE.

  • 12235_sq90_max50


    over 4 years ago



  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    Was the suspect killed after that? Is he still outstanding or has he been caught

  • 20552_1343137337912_1215571721_31006460_5991340_n_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Criminals has declared a full on war against all police officers. We are being assaulted on the streets, in our patrol cars, in our headquarters, everywhere and anytime. On duty and off duty, be on high alert and survive. Do whtever it takes to win and make it home to your loved ones! Stay safe.

  • Wolf_001_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Thank you God for your protection of these officers. My prayers for their speedy recovery. Be careful out there brothers and sisters. I pray God will keep us all from harms way.

  • Images_max160_sq90_max50


    over 4 years ago


    It looked like the fruitcake was firing at point blank range. Bump Rhood's comment. Thankfully they didn't die...

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Damn, that was one hell of a battle, how no officers were killed is a miracle, thank God for guardian angels. The officers stayed in the fight and took this lowlife down. Prayers for their full recovery

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    holy hell, thankfully none of the officers were killed and will make a speedy recovery.

  • Cpu_2010_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Horrible. Thank go no one was killed. Amazing in that close of quarters.

  • My_phone_4619_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Thank god no officers were killed!!! Words cant express the feelings that come seeing that video.It goes to show you anything can and will happen anywhere anytime! It just awful

  • 100_1019_max50


    over 4 years ago


    WTF!!! May God Protect us all from Low Down Pieces of Shit like this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Rot in Hell Fucker!!!!

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