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Detroit Area Police Officer Shot and Killed


UPDATE: The suburban Detroit police officer who was fatally shot has been identified as Pat O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, a father of four, was killed Sunday night at a home in West Bloomfield Township where police had responded to a call about a man in trouble.

West Bloomfield Township Police Lt. Timothy Diamond says theshooter was Ricky Coley, who was found dead inside his home. The U.S. Labor Department filed suit in August accusing Coley of mishandling money that was supposed to cover employee insurance at a Michigan trucking company controlled by his CNC Holdings.

Separately, the lawsuit says Coley transferred $342,000 from Translogic Auto Carriers to himself or his affiliates. Creditors forced Translogic into bankruptcy court in 2010. The bankruptcy case is pending.

In a memo from a department official, West Bloomfield officers have been told that a "scene can turn in unexpected ways," despite the best training and preparation.

The department released a statement saying O'Rourke was "a model police officer, a dedicated husband and father, and a great friend to all who knew him."


The West Bloomfield Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own this morning.

6 News has learned that the officers responded to the scene after receiving reports of shots fired. When they arrived, the gunman shot and killed the officer then barricaded himself inside a home.

The officer was a 12-year veteran and a married father of 4 children.

6 News will have updates as they become available.

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