A Detroit Public Schools Police Officer opens fire as an accused car thief runs him over. It happened at Crockett High School on the city’s east side. According to a deputy chief with Detroit Public Schools Police just after two o’clock this afternoon a man was seen by school security breaking into a car in the staff parking lot at Crockett High School. Security notified the officer at the school. The officer confronted the accused car thief and the thief put the car into gear and struck the officer as he drove off. As this was happening the officer managed to fire off a single shot, striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect drove a few blocks away and abandoned the car at Van Dyke and Georgia. Detroit police were already on the look out for him and were able to chase him down. The officer is expected to be ok. The suspect should also make a full recovery.
“No one else was caught up in the violence.”