Mich. police officer ambushed, shot while attempting to arrest carjackers

Two suspects were taken into custody after fleeing on foot from the scene of the shooting


Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

MONROE, Mich. — Michigan State Police said Monday they are conducting the investigation into Sunday's shooting of a Monroe police officer.

Monroe Police Cpl. Renae Peterson, a 16-year veteran of the department, was shot about 8:20 p.m. Sunday while attempting to apprehend two carjacking suspects, according to state police.

Cpl. Renae Peterson was shot and wounded while attempting to apprehend carjackers. (Photo/MPD)
Cpl. Renae Peterson was shot and wounded while attempting to apprehend carjackers. (Photo/MPD)

Before the shooting, police were called about a carjacking at Second and Winchester streets. Peterson was north of the carjacking. When she arrived, she called out to the suspects and was shot, Capt. John Wall, the Monroe Police Department's public information officer, said Sunday.

Two suspects were taken into custody.

Wall said Peterson was taken to a Toledo hospital. He said she was believed to have been shot in the abdomen and would undergo surgery.

On Monday, state police said Peterson saw the stolen vehicle parked in the area of North Dixie Highway and Ternes Avenue. As she neared the vehicle, two people got out and one of them fired a gun at her, striking her as she exited her car.

The two fled on foot but two suspects were caught and arrested. They are currently being housed at the Monroe County Jail.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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