(WWJ) Detroit Police shot a suspect wanted for a triple murder in Cincinnati, Ohio, after he allegedly fired on officers outside an east side hotel.
According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, 55-year-old Chandra Moore was arrested following the shootout late Monday morning, at the Rivertown Inn & Suites on E. Jefferson Ave.
Around 9:50 a.m. Craig said Moore exited the hotel — where police learned he'd been hiding out — walked to a car and opened fire on officers in unmarked vehicles.
"Multiple officers fired rounds, the suspect was shot several times," the chief said. "He's being treated and in critical condition right now."
Officers recovered three weapons at the scene.
Craig said, fortunately, no police officers were injured in the shooting.
He told reporters that a sergeant's decision to sit outside of the hotel and wait for Moore to exit, rather than rushing into the hotel, likely saved lives.
"The wait paid off," Craig said. "Because there's no double in my mind that if they'd hit the door, executed on that search warrant and made entry, there would've been a shooting situation... And just imagine what that could've looked like; could've been an innocent guest here at this hotel that would've been shot or killed."
The chief said Moore was wanted for stabbing his estranged wife to death, as well as in connection with the fatal shootings of two people and attempted murders of two others in Ohio.
Investigations into the Ohio slayings and Detroit shooting are ongoing.