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    (01-23) 16:55 PST DETROIT, CA (AP) --

    A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before police shot and killed him, authorities said.

    Sgt. Todd Eby told the Detroit Free Press that he was sitting at his desk at the precinct when the gunman walked in around 4:20 p.m. with a pistol grip shotgun and opened fire. He said officers shot back at the gunman, killing him.

    Police Chief Ralph Godbee said the gunman has been identified but it was "too early to characterize" him Sunday evening while the investigation was ongoing.

    The chief said along with the commander, two sergeants and an officer were wounded, but none appeared to have life threatening injuries.

    The commander, who was shot in the back, appeared to be the most seriously wounded. Godbee said he underwent surgery Sunday evening and his prognosis was "very good." A sergeant and an officer who each suffered graze gunshot wounds to the head were both talking and alert, Godbee said.

    A female sergeant also was treated and released after her bullet-resistant vest deflected a bullet to the chest, Godbee said.

    Police also did not immediately release names of the wounded officers, saying families had not been notified in all cases.

    While the department was "very sobered" by the shootings, Godbee said he was "just very relieved that it appears all of our officers are going to be OK."

    The precinct, a one-story brick building, is located along a main street in what is predominantly the business district of the neighborhood on the northwest side of the city. Like other precincts in the city, there are no metal detectors at the entrance of the building and visitors are permitted to come in and talk with police face-to-face.

    After the shooting, city and state police squad cars converged on the scene, and an ambulance was seen taking away at least one victim.

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    Associated Press Writer David Runk and photographer Carlos Osorio contributed to this report.

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    The precinct, a one-story brick building, is located along a main street in what is predominantly the business district of the neighborhood on the northwest side of the city. Like other precincts in the city, there are no metal detectors at the entrance of the building and visitors are permitted to come in and talk with police face-to-face.
    Holy fuck, this is surprising considering that there's a lot of anti-police thinking in Detroit. I wonder if the gunman was a ex-con who held a grudge.

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    Why in God's name would they have a set up like this, anybody can just walk in off the street. I'm so glad my brother is retired.

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    I'll bet someone's checking on prices for detectors right now. Dumb.
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    Wow. Awful.

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    I think something like this happened in DC about 10 or so years ago. Except the guy killed at least three police officers.

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    DPD had a press conference this morning on this. This particular facility isn't the only one that's not behind bulletproof glass. The chief said he was now looking into having all of them secure. Uh folks - it's Detroit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    DPD had a press conference this morning on this. This particular facility isn't the only one that's not behind bulletproof glass. The chief said he was now looking into having all of them secure. Uh folks - it's Detroit.
    I know right. A party store on 7 Mile has more security from what it sounds like. Just damn dumb. :/

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    We just had 2 cops die this morning and a US Marshall wounded in a shootout while serving a warrant. Our city is in turmoil. Miami last week, then detroit, now St Pete. Disgusted. This guy served 19 years in prison. he shouldnt have been out. Funding for more jails. They are letting dangerous people out. no where to put them. UGH!!!!!
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    ^that is frightening. Poor family and co-workers of the dead/wounded officers.
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    3 children lost their father and 2 wives lost their husbands. Killed with their own guns when they were ambushed inside of a home with a career crimminal who shouldn't have been on the streets. They bulldozed the house it all happened in and found the gunman dead. Thank God
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    Looks the gunman had a long rap-sheet and some bizarre shit going on.

    Home where police shooter held girl as sex slave set on fire
    George Hunter and Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News

    Detroit The charred frame on Sorrento Street was all that was left this morning of what police say was a house of horrors for a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly chained to a toilet for days by a man who walked into a police precinct Sunday and opened fire.

    Police officials say Lamar Moore, 38, kidnapped a 13-year-old runaway about a week ago, and kept her as a sex slave inside the house in the 14290 block of Sorrento on the city's northwest side, not far from the Sixth Precinct, where Moore was killed Sunday after shooting four police officers with a pistol-grip shotgun.

    The home was set afire early today, police and neighbors said. The Detroit Fire Department's arson squad is investigating the blaze. A cause wasn't determined late this morning.

    The upper floor of the home was collapsed. Pornographic magazines were strewn about the property. An exercise bicycle could be seen inside the building.

    Although police officials haven't speculated for the record on what may have prompted Moore to enter the precinct and start shooting, sources say investigators were closing in on Moore and had obtained a warrant from a judge to search the Sorrento home Sunday. Court records list a home on Quincy Street as Moore's official address, but neighbors say they saw Moore living on Sorrento, which police confirmed.

    Moore also recently lost custody of his son and was ordered to make child support payments.

    In 2002, Moore was arrested in Arizona after police stopped him and two others and found 115 pounds of marijuana. Moore pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted possession of marijuana for sale, and was sentenced to three years' probation, which he served in Michigan. According to court records, Moore asked for leniency, claiming he was "caught up in the wrong crowd" and that he wanted to "prove I'm worthy." Moore, who claimed he was self-employed in family court documents, also was arrested in Dearborn in November 1996 for attending a dog fight, although he was only convicted of resisting and obstructing an officer and fined $300, according to court documents.

    The four police officers who were shot Sunday Cmdr. Brian Davis, who's in charge of the precinct; Officer David Anderson; Sgt. Ray Saati; and Sgt. Carrie Schulz all were expected to recover. Saati and Schulz have been released from Sinai-Grace Hospital and the two others are recovering there, police said.

    A press conference is scheduled at the hospital for 3:30 this afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

    Police Chief Ralph Godbee refused to speculate on a motive for the shooting during a Monday press conference but noted that one of Moore's relatives was sentenced Monday for a double homicide.

    Venson Robert Hibbit, who is believed to be Moore's brother, was ordered Monday to serve 30-60 years in prison on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with intent to murder. He also was given a mandatory two-year term for a weapons charge. Hibbit, 29, was convicted this month of fatally shooting Kris Swails, 37, and Mike Koljonen, 37, and wounding a third man last spring in Detroit.
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