A man from Detroit was shot dead Thursday after he made a sword in the middle of the street and then threw a dagger at a police officer.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the incident happened around 7:15 a.m. Thursday on Grand River and Meyers Rd in northwest Detroit.
“The suspect was standing in the middle of the road armed with a sword,” Craig said Thursday night, Detroit News reported. “When the officers got there, they told him to remove it. At one point, the suspect pulled out a second sword; I think he had three, plus a dagger.
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“He throws the dagger and hits an officer under his eye,” Craig said. “The officer places his Taser, but the suspect appears to have tactical clothing, and the Taser does not take effect.
“The officer’s partner then paused a round, hitting the suspect,” Craig added.
The suspect continued to pursue the officers and jumped on the driver’s side of one of the patrol cars.
“A good Samaritan seeing what was happening … took his personal vehicle and he used it to block the suspect,” Craig told reporters.
The chief said it was not clear what execution took place further, but the suspect was transported to the hospital and subjected to his injuries.
The officer who was struck by the dagger is being treated at a local hospital for a rest under his right eye.
The matter is still under investigation. The shooting today marked the third police-related fatality this month in Detroit, and the shooting of the fourth police department.
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In an incident last week, a man caught selling drugs with a partially hidden weapon was approached by an officer, who led to the chase. The suspect then drew his weapon over the officer. The suspect was shot and wounded by the officer, according to The Detroit News.
Another police-related shooting occurred on July 19 following a high-speed chase that resulted in the car crashing into a tree. The suspects inside the vehicle came out to run, and an individual pulled out a pistol. Police shot and killed the suspect.
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A video released July 10 of 20-year-old Hakim Littleton reportedly showed the man shooting a police officer in the leg away from his head. Police returned fire and shot and killed him, Craig said.