Friday, January 19, 2007

Officer Tabitha McCree - Detroit PD

January 19, 2007: Officer Tabitha McCree, Detroit Police Department.

MURDER OR SUICIDE?










The first report of Officer Tabitha McCree's death, stated that she had been shot by her husband. Later reports stated that Officer Tabitha McCree had shot herself/committed suicide. Murder...or suicide?





City cop dies from gunshot wound
Detroit News, The (MI)
January 20, 2007
newsbank.com
DETROIT -- A female police officer died today after she shot herself following an argument with her husband, investigators said.

Tabitha McCree, 37, argued with her 44-year-old husband Jaimy at the Southwest District at 11 a.m., police officials said. McCree, who was off duty, then took her car and went to a secluded area near West Vernor Highway and St. Anne Street where she got out of the car and shot herself in the stomach, police said.

"It was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," said Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings.

McCree died some time later at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

She worked in the department's Central Events Section and used to work in the Southwest District, police said. Her husband was assigned to traffic enforcement in the city and also used to work in the Southwest District. Her husband was on duty at the time of the argument, police said.

Jaimy McCree three days ago left the couple's Manor Street home, investigators said. The couple was having ongoing domestic problems, investigators said.

Investigators were unsure what led to the argument and why Tabitha McCree went to see her husband while he was working.

Jaimy McCree initially was a suspect in his wife's death, but investigators have since backed off that theory, officials said. Police had detained a person for questioning in the shooting, but officials this afternoon declined to identify the person.

Eugene Alexander Sr., who lives on Manor Street on the city's northwest side, said the couple was quiet, next door neighbors.

"I never saw him very much, he worked a lot and was never home," Alexander said. "I would see her often when I worked outside or raked leaves. She seemed to be a very nice and pleasant person."












Police officer kills herself
January 20, 2007
Grand Rapids Press, The (MI)
newsbank.com
DETROIT -- An off-duty police officer died Friday afternoon from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said. The shooting took place outside a vehicle shortly after 11 a.m., police said. Officer Tabitha McCree was taken by police car to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she underwent surgery, police said. McCree was married to another Detroit police officer and had children, Bully-Cummings said. She had been with the department for five years, the chief said.












Cop shoots self after argument - 
Off-duty Detroit officer fights with her husband, also on force, before killing herself
Detroit News, The (MI)
January 20, 2007
newsbank.com
DETROIT -- An off-duty police officer died Friday after she shot herself following an argument with her husband, who is also a Detroit police officer.

According to investigators Tabitha McCree, 37, a five-year department veteran, argued with her 44-year-old husband Jaimy at the Southwest District station around 11 a.m. McCree left the station at 4700 W. Fort in her car and drove to a secluded area near West Vernor Highway and St. Ann where she got out of the car and shot herself in the stomach, police said.

"It was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said after the officer died at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Investigators said she used a personal weapon.

McCree was assigned to the department's Central Events Section and once worked in the Southwest District where her husband was also once assigned. He is assigned to traffic enforcement and was on duty Friday morning, police said.

The couple had a history of domestic problems and Jaimy McCree left their Manor Street home three days ago, investigators said. Investigators said they did not know what led to the argument and why Tabitha McCree went to see her husband while he was working.

Susana Garza, 46, and her father own the Tamalaria Nuevo Leon restaurant at West Vernor Highway and Johnson.

She said her father spotted someone laying in the street about 10 yards away from the restaurant. Garza said she went outside and found two others attending to McCree.

"It's not something that you want to see every day," Garza said.

Garza said police took McCree in an SUV to the hospital before an ambulance arrived.

Eugene Alexander Sr., who lives next door to the McCree home on Manor Street on the city's northwest side, said the officers were quiet neighbors.

"I never saw him very much, he worked a lot and was never home," Alexander said. "I would see her often when I worked outside or raked leaves. She seemed to be a very nice and pleasant person."












Off-duty Detroit cop fights with her husband, who also serves on force, before killing herself
Detroit News
January 20, 2007
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070120/METRO/701200405/1003

DETROIT -- An off-duty police officer died Friday after she shot herself following an argument with her husband, who is also a Detroit police officer.

According to investigators Tabitha McCree, 37, a five-year department veteran, argued with her 44-year-old husband Jaimy the Southwest District station around 11 a.m. McCree left the station at 4700 W. Fort in her car and drove to a secluded area near West Vernor Highway and St. Ann where she got out of the car and shot herself in the stomach, police said.

"It was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said after the officer died at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Investigators said she used a personal weapon.

McCree was assigned to the department's Central Events Section and once worked in the Southwest District where her husband was also once assigned. He is assigned to traffic enforcement and was on duty Friday morning, police said.

The couple had a history of domestic problems and Jaimy McCree left their Manor Street home three days ago, investigators said. Investigators said they did not know what led to the argument and why Tabitha McCree went to see her husband while he was working.












Detroit officer dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
The Detroit News
January 19, 2007
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070119/UPDATE/701190441

DETROIT -- A female police officer died today after she shot herself following an argument with her husband, investigators said.

Tabitha McCree, 37, argued with her 44-year-old husband Jaimy at the Southwest District at 11 a.m., police officials said. McCree, who was off duty, then took her car and went to a secluded area near West Vernor Highway and St. Anne Street where she got out of the car and shot herself in the stomach, police said.

"It was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," said Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings.

McCree died some time later at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

She worked in the department's Central Events Section and used to work in the Southwest District, police said. Her husband was assigned to traffic enforcement in the city and also used to work in the Southwest District. Her husband was on duty at the time of the argument, police said.

Jaimy McCree three days ago left the couple's Manor Street home, investigators said. The couple was having ongoing domestic problems, investigators said.

Investigators were unsure what led to the argument and why Tabitha McCree went to see her husband while he was working.

Jaimy McCree initially was a suspect in his wife's death, but investigators have since backed off that theory, officials said. Police had detained a person for questioning in the shooting, but officials this afternoon declined to identify the person.

Eugene Alexander Sr., who lives on Manor Street on the city's northwest side, said the couple was quiet, next door neighbors.

"I never saw him very much, he worked a lot and was never home," Alexander said. "I would see her often when I worked outside or raked leaves. She seemed to be a very nice and pleasant person."












Detroit cop dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Detroit police officer died this afternoon, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said Tabitha McCree, a five-year veteran of the force, shot herself, according to the investigation so far. McCree was shot in the stomach.

Officers responded to reports of an officer shot about 11 this morning in the area of Vernor and St. Anne behind the old Michigan Central Depot in Detroit. Soon after, sources began saying that McCree, who had been taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, told police that her husband, who is also on the force, may have shot her.

Bully-Cummings did not say what evidence suggested that McCree shot herself but said that the investigation is still preliminary.

The husband’s name has not been released.












Female Detroit police officer shot in stomach
WOOD-TV, MI / Detroit Free Press, MI
January 19, 2007
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070119/NEWS01/70119017/1003/NEWS

Detroit- An off duty female police officer was shot in the stomach Friday morning, police said.

The officer was taken by police to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she was undergoing surgery, police said. There was no immediate word on her condition.

Police spokesman James Tate said the officer was shot shortly before 11 a.m. outside a vehicle.

He said officers were "questioning someone," but would not elaborate.

"We're trying to feather out and determine exactly what happened," he said. "Several officers are investigating, It's a fresh scene."











Breaking News: Detroit Officer Shot In Stomach By Husband
ClickonDetroit.com
January 19, 2007 - 1:44p.m.

Police said that a female off-duty officer has been shot in the stomach. Detroit Officer Tabitha McCree was allegedly shot by her husband Jamie, who police said is also an officer, on Friday morning during a suspeted domestic situation.

Officials responded to the area of St. Anne and Bagley streets in southwest Detroit and transported McCree to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

The officer is listed in critical condition.

Police said they are investigating and are questioning someone, but will not say who it is.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Officer Jaimy McCree related to Judge Wade McCree?