Police: Off-duty Detroit officer shoots at attempted robbers

Posted at 6:25 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 09:04:34-04

Police say an off-duty Detroit officer fired shots at attempted robbers around 2 a.m. Monday.

Detroit police say the officer was visiting his girlfriend in the 16800 block of Linwood when a suspect carrying a rifle approached his car as he was leaving in an apparent robbery attempt. The off-duty officer then fired at least 10 rounds at the suspect and his getaway vehicle.

Police say the suspect fled in a Chrysler 200 that was being driven by another man. The vehicle was later found abandoned and riddled with bullet holes. 

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