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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.

  • Good-guysjpg-a87be92e015c863e_max50


    over 3 years ago


    OMG...Nuff said

  • Eagle_and_flag_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Definately an eye-opener!!!! Wishing a speedy recovery to all the officers involved!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    Just a reminder to never become complacent. Things can go south anytime, anywhere.

  • Byrke_me_promotion_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I can't believe how easy it was to walk in. We atleast have a lobby that they can't get past without kicking another door open! I hope some police dept's open their eyes and make the front of their stations more safe for their guys. Praying for your quick recovery guys!

  • Photo_user_banned_big


    over 3 years ago


    Glad the scum bag got the right dose of lead.
    Get well soon brothers.
    CO Davis is a hero.

  • 582602_3283682777720_334551836_n_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I'm Not Even Clicking on that Video, Don't want to see. I wish a Speedy Recovery for the Officers.

  • Meli_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I had to watch this video twice as i couldn't believe what i was seeing! Awful,just awful and left me sick to the stomach. So pleased non of the officers were killed and i'm wishing them all a full and speedy recovery. Well done to you all,you are an inspiration x

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Sickening. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery to all the officers.

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Glad the Officers went home and will recover from injuries, Glad this NUTJOB took a Dirt Nap!
    Sorry it took a Critical Incident to get the Police Station Secured for Officers/ Staff.
    I agree with all whom say the year of the NUTJOB! These POS have declared war on Police, It must be treated as a War, Protect your selves and go home after shift.
    Thank you for Protecting me everyday from these Nutjobs.
    God Bless, Watch your six! your Brothers, Sisters, Stay Safe out there.....

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    OMG,I watched this twice.It wasn't anything like TV.It was for real and these officers were fighting for their lives.I'm glad no one was killed except the shooter.I felt as I watched scared even with it being over with.Do you mean anyone can just walk in and start shooting,Well I guess this guy should be an example to who else ever decides they can just come in and gun down the Police Department.Speedy recovery to the Officers who were hurt and God Bless to All that no one only the shooter was killed.Good Bless You all.

  • Img_1159_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Bump Jonas, Year of the NutJob indeed. They've declared war on the police, time to fight back. We've lost enough of our brothers. We're going home, even if that means the other guy isnt.

  • American_flag_eagle_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Speed Recovery...My prayers are with you and your family..

  • Police_link_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Our society !

  • Radio2_max50


    over 3 years ago


    WOW.. I hope the Officers have a speedy recovery.

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