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Off-duty sergeant trades shots with suspected thieves

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Authorities say an off-duty police sergeant exchanged gunfire with two groups of people involved in stealing his pickup truck in Detroit.

Police say the shooting happened Tuesday morning on near Ashbury Park and Margareta the city's west side and involved a sergeant from the suburb of River Rogue.
 
Police say a neighbor called the sergeant to report the vehicle theft. He found his truck several blocks away and confronted several men, capturing one of them.

The other suspects ran, but came back to the scene demanding the sergeant release their friend. The sergeant refused. An argument escalated and one of the suspects pulled a gun and fired shots.

Police say another vehicle pulled up to the scene and also fired shot at the sergeant.

Detroit police say the sergeant was not hurt but one of the suspects may have been shot.

FOX 2 is working to gather more information and will continue to update this story throughout the morning.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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