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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.

  • 2011_range_day_2-19-10_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I've seen alot of sh*t in my day but this one makes my all time top ten list.
    The game has changed and now its on us to adapt.

  • Clone_trooper_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Thank God the officers will be OK.

  • Sheriff_patch_max50


    over 3 years ago


    makes me sick...that SOB deserves to be 6 ft under....what gets me is how easily he gets into the station and with a lethal weapon like a shotgun. Kind of stands the hair up on the back of my neck because someone can just as easily walk into our headquarters. We really don't have any security at our entrances, but maybe an armed deputy and a few dso'

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    Thank god no officers were killed

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    I haven't been this shocked for awhile.. Makes you wonder about switching from EMS to Law Enforcement

  • Pug_max600_max50


    over 3 years ago


    The Daily Danger. Another assassination attempt on Law Enforcement. May Lamar D. Moore RIP (ROT IN PIECES). God did not allow this to be a massacre.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    WOW. Glad the officers are on their way to a speedy recovery.

  • Vpsomourningband_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Of course it's the policemen's fault that you are a sex offender/kidnapper/POS. May he RIH. Speedy recovery to all LEOs injured here. Watch your sixes guys and gals!

  • 100_7432_max50


    over 3 years ago


    A truly amazing piece of raw footage that depicts the dangers we all face at any time on any day...
    God was watching over those brave Warriors that day...
    And took the vermin from this earth - may he burn in Hell....POS
    Be safe....

  • Imag0250_max50


    over 3 years ago


    What the **** is wrong with people these days???? Glad the officers lived

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    Horrifying. and that layout is almost exactly like our station. Hope some people take it as a head's up.

  • Uniphone1_max50


    over 3 years ago


    WOW!! What an amazing video!! Thank God INDEED none of the officers were killed! Way to Stay in the Fight Detroit!! God Bless!

    "Stay in the Fight"

  • 07_tahoe_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Ladies and gentlemen lets this be a lesson. Keep that game face on even in the safest of places. That was some outstanding work from our brothers in Detroit. Vest up and remain vigilant.

  • Phot0037_max50


    over 3 years ago


    thank god the only one dead here is the brain dead idiot. best wishes and a speedy recovery to the 4 officers injured.

  • Maa_class_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    wow, heart wrenching to watch that. Prayers to all the officers involved.

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