Detroit officer dies after injured in April shootout
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:05:36 GMT —
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.