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2 Detroit officers shot, suspect killed in shootout

One officer was released from the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, the other is in critical condition, suffering a shot to the head

By PoliceOne Staff

DETRIOT — Two Detroit police officers were wounded and a homicide suspect was killed in a shootout Tuesday night following a pursuit.

The officers were searching for a suspect connected to a homicide that took place last Thursday when he was spotted and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect opened fire, hitting one officer in the head and the other in the leg, according to WXZY.com.

The officers returned fire, killing the subject, identified as Matthew Joseph, 23, who was on parole for armed robbery and felony firearms convictions.

The officer who was shot in the leg was released from the hospital, while the other remains in critical condition, according to the article. Neither officer has been identified.

Bystander Laura Thompson, 73, told media sources that there were three suspects in the vehicle being pursued.  The other two subjects are reportedly in custody. 

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