Two officers from the Detroit Police Department were found dead in a Livonia residence in what appears to be a murder-suicide over the weekend.
Livonia police were asked to perform a welfare check at a residence after being flagged down by concerned family members. When they entered the home, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, who were both members of the Detroit Police Department and had served for less than five years.
The shooting occurred at a home on Six Mile and Farmington Road, but the events leading up to their deaths remains unclear. An infant was also found in the home unharmed and was later turned over to a family member.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident to determine what caused it. DPD Chief James White expressed his condolences, and the department will have chaplains and a peer support team on site to provide assistance.
However, the loss still weighs heavily on the officers involved. The deaths of these young officers have sent shockwaves through the department and the community they served.
An update on the investigation is expected in the coming days as authorities piece together what happened between the two officers.