Shot At Their Desks

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 2:35pm

Detroit police recovering after gunman storms precinct house.

Two of the four Detroit police officers shot Sunday when a gunman opened fire inside their precinct house remained hospitalized Monday.

During a press conference Monday Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee confirmed 38-year-old Lamar Deshea Moore walked into the precinct around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and opened fire.

Cmdr. Brian Davis, Officer David Anderson, Sgt. Ray Satti and Sgt. Carrie Shultz were shot.

Davis, who is in charge of the precinct, was shot in the hand and side.

He underwent surgery Sunday and is listed in stable condition at a Detroit hospital.

Officer Anderson is also hospitalized in serious condition.

Sgt. Satti and Sgt. Shultz were treated and released.

Police said they do not know the motive behind the shootings.

They do know the suspect's cousin, Venson Robert Hibbit, was scheduled to be sentenced on two murder charges Monday.

Hibbit was convicted in a double murder that happened at a Detroit auto repair shop in 2009.

He pleaded guilty to second degree murder, one count of assault with intent to commit murder and a firearm charge on January 6.

Chief Godbee said counseling will be provided to officers in all departments.

The shootings have raised concerns about security in Detroit police precincts.

"We have some heavy lifting to do," Godbee said. "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."

Without going into detail, Godbee said 12 hand-held metal detectors would be used by the department.

He would not comment on reports the department would begin installing bullet-proof glass at the various precincts.
 

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