Two Detroit cops wounded by shotgun blast, one critical

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Two Detroit officers were injured Sunday night after a teen fired a gun from inside a home allegedly fearing they were burglars, police said.

A Detroit police officer is in critical condition after suffering a shotgun blast to the face late Sunday and another was wounded in the shooting. The other was shot in the arm and is expected to be released from the hospital.

Both officers were rushed to the hospital, where the officer who was shot is in critical condition.

"The facts tend to suggest that the shot was sacked because the subject believed that they were going to be burglarized", Craig said.

"The young man who fired the shot is in custody", Craig said.

It's not clear if the officers announced themselves as police before the shots were fired. He has been with the department for 18 months, Craig said.

The 19-year-old is remorseful and hopes the officers are OK, according to the report.

Redd says his son didn't know police had been called and was still shaken up from an attempted break-in last week.

"Right after the shot, he called 911", Redd said.

Craig said whether the man faces charges will come down to whether the shooter faced what he reasonably believed to be an "imminent threat". "If there 's any allegation of criminality, that determination will be made by the Wayne County prosecutor's office". On March 15, two officers were injured on the city's west side during a shootout.