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article imagePolice officers shot inside Detroit police station, gunman killed

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Jan 24, 2011 in Crime
Detroit - A lone gunman walked into a Detroit police station and opened fire on police officers. Four officers were wounded and the gunman was shot and killed.
Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday a lone gunman walked into Detroit's 6th Precinct. He shot Sgt. Carrie Schulz first in the chest. She was wearing a bulletproof vest. She was treated and released from Sinai Grace Hospital where all the officers were taken.
When Cmdr. Brian Davis rushed out of his office and shot at the gunman Davis was hit by a bullet in his hand and side. He underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.
The gunman then charged the horseshoe-shaped front desk and began shooting. Sgt. Ray Saati was grazed in the head and was treated and released.
Officer David Anderson was also grazed in the head and was in temporary serious condition.
The gunman, identified as 38-year-old Lamar Deshea Moore was then shot and killed. reports Sgt. Todd Eby who was in the back of the building at his desk said it was “absolutely horrifying.” reports during a press conference Sunday night Police Chief Ralph Godbee said, "(The gunman) walked in, and indiscriminately began firing. As you can imagine, utter chaos and pandemonium took place."
During a press conference today quotes Godbee said, "There's nothing in this that makes sense at all."
Godbee said after he reviewed the video of the shooting he he saw "acts of heroism." by the officers.
Godbee said, "In a split second their life changed. The perpetrator's intent was evil. But these men and women ... performed to the standard that they were trained to." reports a woman who said she is Moore's sister said she is "shocked" by what happened. She said, "He wasn't like that at all. This is totally out of character for him."
A man that Moore once lived with, John Sellers, said, "I'm shocked this happened. I never thought he'd do something like this. He always had a smile on his face."
There are now concerns about the security in the Detroit police precincts since anyone can just walk in. At this station you could enter through a revolving door or two glass doors. reports Retired Police Sgt. David Malhalab said the front desk "was always a concern, from Day 1."
He said because officers sit below a high desk when someone enters the station it cannot be seen if the person entering has something in their hands.
clickondetroit reports Godbee said, "We have some heavy lifting to do. The mayor has given me a strong commitment to do whatever we need to do for the infrastructure of our buildings to make sure we provide a safe environment for our officers." He said there would be metal detectors used but would not comment about reports of installing bullet-proof glass at the various precincts.
Godbee said, “The society we live in dictates that we have to take a different level and a different look at how we secure our facilities."
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