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Suspect who shot and injured Detroit police officer last week faces several charges

Detroit, Michigan – A man has been charged in connection to a non-fatal shooting that injured a Detroit Police Department officer last week.

This event occurred late at night on January 11th, in an apartment complex located on Burt Road, close to W. Davison.

Police had been called to the scene due to reports of shots being fired. When they got there, they entered a dangerous situation, as described by the police chief.

The police located the suspect on the building’s second floor. According to authorities, the man suddenly used a shotgun against the officers. In the ensuing exchange of gunfire, an officer and two other people in the apartment were injured and later hospitalized. The accused man was not injured.

The injured officer has been discharged from the hospital and all those involved are expected to fully recover.

Suspect remains in jail on a $100,000 bond

Barry Holley Washington, a 45-year-old Detroit resident, was formally charged on Sunday. He faces multiple charges, including two counts of assault with intent to murder, firing a gun inside a building, and three counts related to illegal firearm use. Washington’s bail was set at $100,000, along with a requirement for a GPS tracking device and confinement to his home.

Washington will have another hearing about his bail on Wednesday, and a meeting to discuss the evidence against him is scheduled for the following Monday.

Previous reporting:

Late Thursday night in Detroit, a police officer and two suspects were taken to the hospital following a shootout in the west side of the city.

The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. on Burt Road, near W. Davison. The Detroit Police were called to the area because of a ShotSpotter alert indicating gunfire inside a building. Police Chief James White explained that when the officers arrived, they could hear shots being fired from within the house.

More police officers arrived at the scene and prepared to enter the house, facing what Chief White described as “an active shooter situation.”

Upon entering and moving upstairs, the first two officers encountered a suspect. During this, one officer was shot. The other officer dragged him to safety and shot at the suspect. Another officer also returned fire.

It’s not yet known if the police’s shots hit anyone in the house, as they entered amid ongoing gunfire.

There were at least three people in the house when the police arrived.

The injured officer was shot at least twice in the upper chest. He was conscious and talking, Chief White said, speaking from outside DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital where the officer and the suspects were taken. The officer was going into surgery.

The condition of the two suspects was not immediately clear, but it is expected that all involved will fully recover.

Police found three weapons at the scene, including a shotgun one suspect had.

The police believe they have all the shooters in custody and are not actively looking for more suspects. However, they are investigating a vehicle seen leaving the area and trying to determine the role of the third person in the house.

“The officers by all accounts are heroes, heroic to go into that active shooter situation,” White said. “It appears that they were clearly disrupting either a robbery-murder or a murder because of the amount of firearms that we recovered and the fact that they were actively shooting at the officers who went into this location.”