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Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of Detroit Police Officer Loren Courts

(CBS DETROIT) -- A vigil will be held Friday in honor of Detroit Police Officer Loren Courts, who was shot and killed last week while on duty.

The vigil is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at DPD's Second Precinct, 13530 Lesure Street.


Police were responding to a call on July 6 on Detroit's west side when Courts, a five-year veteran, and his partner Officer Amanda Hudgens were "ambushed" by the gunman.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Ehmani Davis, was also killed in the shooting. A 26-year-old man was charged Sunday with buying a firearm that was used by Davis.

"We were robbed of one of our heroes," Police Chief James White said last week, adding that Courts was a husband and father of two children.

His father recently retired from the department.

A funeral service is set at11:30 a.m. for Monday, July 18.

Public viewing is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 and from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.

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