In the meantime, neighborhoods were left with very little police protection as victims of violent crimes often waited more than an hour for help.
The scene was chaotic as people fled the area, many of them families with children.
Police are looking for a van or SUV that sped away from the gruesome scene Thursday night.
Two ambulances were called to the scene of a three-way crash between the QLine streetcar, a passenger bus and a car Monday afternoon on Woodward in Midtown.
Detroit police are requesting an arrest warrant for a popular fire videographer who is accused of taking a citizen’s arrest too far by holding an arsonist at gunpoint until cops arrived earlier this month.
The state police boss is hanging onto her job – for now – after an insult-laced tirade against predominately black NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
NFL players who are participating in the national anthem demonstrations over racial inequality are “ungrateful, anti-American degenerates,” the director of the Michigan State Police said on social media.
The state trooper who used the Taser was suspended for violating protocol.
A hit-and-run car being pursued by police struck a Qline power box.
Seven people have been shot in downtown Detroit since Sunday morning.