Area in Inkster, Michigan where a young African American man was shot multiple times by the police. Although the cops say that he fired upon them, the family says this is not true., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
African American shot by Inkster police
7:01 AM, April 13, 2012
By Tammy Stables Battaglia
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
A man was shot by police in Inkster after a gun battle with officers through a local housing project, so police say.
The suspect survived and is being treated at a local hospital, Inkster Sgt. Jeffrey Twardzik said this morning. His condition was not being released.
Inkster Police received a call of shots fired in the complex at Annapolis and Inkster roads at about 1 a.m., Twardzik said. The suspect fired at a responding Inkster officer, then led that officer and a Westland officer that arrived for back-up on a foot-chase throughout the complex of two-story apartment buildings.
After the suspect was shot, Michigan State Police officers also arrived on the scene. MSP will be conducting the follow-up investigation, Twardzik said. The status of the two officers involved was not being released this morning.