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      Detroit officer dies after injured in April shootout

      Detroit police say one of their officers has died after sustaining head wounds in a shootout with a paroled armed robber and slaying suspect six months ago.

      Police spokeswoman Kelly Miner says that Officer Patrick Hill died about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. She declined to release other details.

      The fugitive died in the April 2 shooting that followed a car chase. Police say they were seeking parolee Matthew R. Joseph as a suspect in a March homicide.

      Sgt. Jeffrey Pacholski was wounded and was treated at a hospital. He and Hill were members of a federal, state and local anti-crime task force.

      State prison records show Joseph was paroled Oct. 2, 2012, after serving time for a 2006 robbery.