Suspect killed after shots fired at MSP troopers, police helicopter in Detroit

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After shots were fired at a Michigan State Police helicopter Wednesday evening, troopers on foot fatally shot a male suspect in a northwest Detroit neighborhood when he opened fire on them, according to police.

The aviation unit known as Trooper 2 notified police dispatchers about 7:30 p.m. the helicopter was being targeted by a green laser being shined from the second story of a home in the 12800 block of Terry Street.

“Moments later, Trooper 2 advised that they were now being shot at from the same location,” state police announced via Twitter.

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State troopers responded to the home on foot, and a male came out of the home and began firing, police said.

The troopers returned fire, killing the suspect, according to Michigan State Police.

Police were investigating. The Free Press is working to gather more information on the case.

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Andrea Sahouri covers criminal justice for the Detroit Free Press. She can be contacted at 313-264-0442, or on Twitter @andreamsahouri.

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