Monroe cop shot while investigating carjacking

Michigan

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer investigating a carjacking was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said.

The shooting occurred Sunday night in a busy commercial area near Interstate 75 in Monroe, 40 miles south of Detroit.

The officer, Cpl. Renae Peterson, was in serious but stable condition Monday, the Monroe News reported.

A witness, Bryan Workman, told the newspaper that the officer asked for help while lying on the street.

“There was a lot of blood,” he said. “(The officer) appeared in shock.”

Peterson was taken to a Toledo, Ohio, hospital after she was shot in the abdomen, said Capt. John Wall, a Monroe police spokesman.

Two suspects who ran were captured.

Kathleen Clark heard the shots while in a drive-thru lane at a Taco Bell.

“You don’t know what to do,” she said. “Honestly, I just started praying.”

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