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UPDATED: Shooting of Local Attorney by Man Posing as Police Officer 'Not ... a Random Act'

The suspect, who wasn’t in uniform, wasn’t a Bloomfield Hills police officer, authorities said.

Bloomfield Police have identified the man shot by a suspect posing as a police officer as attorney David Zacks, 57, a partner in a Birmingham law firm. (Photo: Ishbia & Gagleard PC)
Bloomfield Police have identified the man shot by a suspect posing as a police officer as attorney David Zacks, 57, a partner in a Birmingham law firm. (Photo: Ishbia & Gagleard PC)

Updated at 10 p.m.:

Bloomfield Hills police have released the identity of the man who was shot by a would-be intruder posing as a police officer Wednesday night as a local attorney.

David Zacks, 57, is a partner in the Birmingham law firm of Ishbia & Gagleard PC, Bloomfield HIlls Public Safety Director David Hendrickson told The Oakland Press late Thursday night. According to his profile on the law firm’s web site, Zacks specializes in white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

He represented the city of Detroit in more than 50 liability and civil rights cases from the 1990s through 2004, according to the profile.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, fired multiple gunshots through Zacks’ front door when he refused to let him in. Zacks underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition.

No arrests have been made, but Hendrickson said his department is directing all of its resources toward the investigation.

“It is not believed that this crime is a random act,” he told the newspaper.

Our earlier report:

A Bloomfield Hills man is in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds after he refused to let a man who claimed to be a police officer into his home late. Wednesday night.

The would-be intruder fired “several shots” through the front door of the man’s home in the 700 block of Woodwind Drive near Lahser Road, the Detroit Free Press reports. The incident occurred about 11:45 p.m.

The victim told investigators the assailant wasn’t dressed as a police officer. Bloomfield Hills Police Sgt. Rick Szuber said he wasn’t a police officer.

According to witnesses, the suspect ran from the house and fled in a dark-colored vehicle.

Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (248) 644-4200.
RON Ostrodamus May 01, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Something is screwy here. Possibly this was a planned "hit" by someone who recognized the voice of the victim?
Virginia May 02, 2014 at 08:02 AM
do you mean "Lahser"?

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