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Bloomfield Hills homeowner shot by police impersonator

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When a police officer knocks on your door late at night, you usually suspect the worst, but you don’t expect the officer to open fire on you. This happened to a Bloomfield Hills homeowner on Wednesday night according to a report from the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety.

WXYX.com reports that around 11:45 p.m. on the 700 block of Woodwind Drive near Lahser a homeowner responded to a knock at his door. The homeowner reported the suspect wanted to enter his home after identifying himself as a police officer. When the homeowner refused and stated he was about to call the police, the suspect fired shots into his door.

ClickonDetroit.com reports the homeowner was hit several times by the shots fired through the door, but is in stable condition in a nearby hospital. At this time the homeowner is not being identified to keep the investigation from being compromised.

Bloomfield Hills Chief David Hendrickson stated that witnesses reported hearing the shots and saw the gunman flee in a dark-colored vehicle. The suspect was not dressed as a police officer. The Detroit Free Press reported that Police Sgt. Rick Szuber confirmed that the fleeing shooter is not a Bloomfield Hills police officer. There was no additional information reported by the witnesses as to make and model of the vehicle or a description of the suspect. The investigation is on-going with assistance from the Oakland County Sheriff department. Tips concerning the suspect or the shooting can be called in to police at (248) 644-4200.

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