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Retired Cop Shot In Carjacking; Returns Fire

Retired Cop Shot In Carjacking; Returns Fire

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

June 14, 2011

DETROIT – An 81-year-old retired Detroit police officer was shot during a carjacking, but returned fire on the man who stole his 2010 silver Ford Escape, police said.

According to police, the victim — whose name has not been released — was leaving the U.S. Post Office near Chene and Gratiot when he was approached by another man around noon.

The suspect fired a shot, hitting the elderly man, who returned fire, police said.

It’s unclear whether the suspect was hit.

According to police, the victim’s vehicle was recovered at about 1:55 p.m. near E. Vernor and Chene and will be checked for fingerprints. No one has been taken into custody, police said.

Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said at a news conference today the victim was shot in the shoulder and is in critical condition, but that his injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

According to police, the victim began working for the department in 1952 and retired in 1978.


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    patchboy

    almost 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    R.I.P?? Granny1 did you read the story? Who died?

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    granny1

    almost 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    r.i.p.

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    msjayelbee

    almost 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    My prayers for the retired cop--what a traumatic experience for anyone! Glad he had a gun---I think I need to get one--registered, of course.

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    philfroggy

    almost 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    I am sorry that an elderly man was shot for a car, He is in my thoughts and prayers. I was proud to read that he is 81 years old and was able to return fire, Good for him for standing up to a coward. Get well soon Brother

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    esu

    almost 3 years ago

    498 Comments

    81 and still packing, ya gotta love it! Speedy recovery my brother,,,,

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    Jonas

    almost 3 years ago

    41146 Comments

    Praying for a real quick recovery!

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    djs2v

    almost 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Well said Irishcop1961! Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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    OlympicJoy

    almost 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Bump Irishcop!

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 3 years ago

    10478 Comments

    Bump Irishcop1961. That had to be priceless!

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 3 years ago

    45970 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for the officer. Once a cop always a cop. Would have loved to seen the look on the POS face when fire was returned.

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    vlouie

    almost 3 years ago

    1366 Comments

    You know what they say when a cop retired. "You can take the cop out of the streets, but you can't take the streets out of the cop". Best wishes and a speedy recover buddie. And I hope they find that oxygen thief, hope he weight an ounce heavier.

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    T_9

    almost 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Thoughts and prayers for this brother's quick and full recovery. I am proud of his actions. It is a sad time when an 81 year old is shot for his car. But it warms my heart to know that he was still able to stand up for himself.

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    Magee88

    almost 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    you'd think at 81 you could just enjoy life, and not have some jerk trying to destroy that life.

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    badge4436

    almost 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    Just because they got out of the bizz doesn't mean retired officers can't take care of bizz. In his 80's? Love it! Bet he used a wheel gun too! Retro all the way! Old guys rule!

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    LanaNJ

    almost 3 years ago

    6246 Comments

    Bump MitroCop! Shame on someone who takes advantage of the Elderly. Betcha he Didn't expect that man to whip out the Jammy on his A$Z ....ha ha! ....Love it!

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