Video: Gunman attacks police in Detroit station staff and news service reports
updated 1/24/2011 11:42:26 AM ET 2011-01-24T16:42:26

A gunman who was fatally shot after wounding four officers at a police station had a relative who was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in a double-homicide case, Detroit's police chief said.

Chief Ralph Godbee identified the shooter who opened fire Sunday at the 6th precinct as 38-year-old Lamar D. Moore of Detroit.

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"The perpetrator's intent was evil,” Godbee told the Detroit Free Press. "We can’t speculate as to motive. There's nothing that makes sense."

Rev. Jerome Warfield, chair of the Detroit Police Board of Commissioners, visited the precinct with other members of the board after leaving the hospital where the wounded officers are being treated. He said officers at the precinct were "still somewhat shocked that this happened."

Four police officers, including a commander, were shot when the gunman walked in and opened fire "indiscriminately."

Moore was killed when officers returned fire, NBC station WDIV reported.

Cmdr. Brian Davis and Officer David Anderson were in stable condition on Monday, according to the Free Press.

Sgt. Carrie Schulz and Sgt. Ray Saati were discharged from the hospital, Godbee told the newspaper.

Earlier, Godbee described a scene of "utter chaos and pandemonium" in the aftermath of the incident. 

'Very relieved'
"(The gunman) walked in, and indiscriminately began firing," Godbee told reporters on Sunday night. "We're very relieved that it appears that all of our officers are going to be OK. Of course, we have to take a step back and reassess security procedures at each one of our facilities."

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The Free Press reported that Moore was related to Venson Robert Hibbit, who was due to be sentenced Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court in connection with a double homicide.

Unlike a number of suburban police departments, Detroit precincts do not have metal detectors and the front desks are not fitted with Plexiglass-type shields. They do have security cameras.

Godbee told the Free Press that video footage of the shooting would be released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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