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Police Officer Shynelle Marie Mason | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Shynelle Marie Mason

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, July 14, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 852

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/14/2000

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Officer Mason was shot to death during a confrontation with three men.

Officer Mason was off duty and was with several female friends when the men began a conversation. When the women refused to participate, the men started arguing with them. Officer Mason identified herself as a police officer and one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot her. The bullet entered Officer Mason's side and pierced her heart. She died en route to Sinai-Grace Hospital.

The suspect fled the scene but was identified and arrested early the next morning and charged with murder. Officer Mason had previously arrested the man for carrying a concealed weapon and it was determined that he murdered in retaliation for the arrest. The other accomplices were also charged in connection with this case.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on July 6, 2001.

Officer Mason had been with the Detroit Police Department for two years.

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Your never really off duty she tried to look past these individuals so as not to put her own friends in danger with an immediate confrontation and she lost her life in doing so. She is a hero in every way that word indicates, what a lost of a great human being, what is wrong with the world we live in.

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