One Detroit Police officer is dead and four others are wounded after a shootout on the city's east side this morning.
Spokesman John Roach said officers responded to a 911 call to a vacant house on Schoenherr, where a neighbor said shots had been fired shortly after 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire, Roach said.
Police identified the officer as Brian Huff. Roach said he was an Eastern District patrol officer with 12 years on the force. He was married and has a 10-year-old son, Roach added. Huff was shot inside the house.
Police Chief Warren Evans told reporters that he's a "great officer" who is "loved by all."
Nearly a dozen FBI agents and Detroit officers approached a brown-and-tan house in the 3900 block of Somerset about 10:30 a.m.
At least eight officers entered the house at 10:50 a.m. A woman inside
briefly hollered, then apparently calmed down.
Roach said the visit by law-enforcement agents is "investigatory in nature."
He declined to elaborate
At about 9:30 a.m. today, police raided another neighbor's house with guns drawn as they continued their investigation into the deadly shooting.
A police dog returned to the scene at about 9 a.m. to scour a neighbor's house while a federal helicopter hovered low overhead. A canine already had been brought in to search for evidence; it's unclear why a dog returned.
The four injured officers are in temporary serious condition at St. John Hospital & Medical Center.
Dozens of cars lined Moross outside of the hospital where volunteer Detroit chaplains gathered to offer support to family members of the five officers.
The suspect was arrested at the scene. A .45-caliber handgun, believed to be the crime weapon, was recovered, Roach said. The suspect was shot in the lower back. He's in temporary serious condition, Roach said.
All of the officers shot were patrol officers with the Eastern District, he said.
Outside of the hospital, Evans told reporters that even the best officers can't prepare themselves for every situation.