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Detroit officer's girlfriend fatally shot in apparent suicide

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Detroit Police on the scene of the fatal shooting Detroit Police on the scene of the fatal shooting
DETROIT (WJBK) -

A fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon happened at the home of a Detroit police officer on the city's northwest side.

"It appears that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the part of the officer's girlfriend. We're still early in the investigation, and we should have an update sooner than later," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Fox 2 has learned the weapon the woman used may have belonged to the officer.

Neighbors said the two were living together, and it did not appear as if they were a troubled couple.

During the initial search of the property, police spent several minutes in the backyard. Sources told Fox 2 that is where the victim shot herself before the officer carried her to the front of the house.

Several police vehicles responded to the scene. Neighbors said the response time was very fast.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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