The Detroit Police Department today released surveillance video footage showing the rampage as Lamar D. Moore entered the Northwestern District station, shooting officers before he was killed in return fire.
The video is about 1 minute and 8 seconds and shows two angles of the police station -- the front door and the front desk, pointing toward the door.
In one view Cmdr. Brian Davis is seen walking up the the desk, where Modreci Draper, owner of a shoe repair business who had come to the station to shine officers' shoes, is talking to Officer David Anderson.
In the camera view closest to the front entrance, Moore is seen walking into the building, but a gun is not visible. Then you can see him walk close to the desk.
Davis is talking to Sgt. Ray Saati, with his back initially turned to Moore. Draper leans down, wiping salt from Anderson's shoes, he told the Free Press Thursday. Suddenly, there is a blast and Anderson falls away into a corridor, with only his feet visible in the frame.
Moore shoots down another hallway, where Sgt. Carrie Schulz is shot in her bullet-proof vest. From that corridor, Sgts. Mike Ingels and James Kirkland begin shooting at Moore, who backs up, according to police.
Behind the desk, Davis takes Saati's gun and he and Officer Theodore Jackson begin shooting over the desk at Moore, who hurls himself over the counter.
Moore moves toward Davis, who extends his right arm, shooting at point-blank range with the gunman. Moore shoots and hits Davis' hand and Davis is also hit in the back. He takes cover, while Moore moves to the other side of the desk area. At this point, according to police, Moore is mortally wounded.
Davis throws a trash can at Moore, who staggers and falls into chairs.
Moore was killed in the gunfight. All four officers wounded are recovering.
In a message that opens the video, Police Chief Ralph Godbee said the department wanted to release the surveillance video to maintain a commitment to transparency, show the public heroism by the officers along with the inherent dangers that come with police work, and for the benefit of the greater body of law enforcement.
Godbee said that if “there are lessons to be learned that we share them with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement across the country.”
As well, Godbee said the video shows “tremendous acts of heroism that rarely individuals get a chance to see — Detroit police officers in action.”