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"Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon," Detroit Police Chief James Craig told The Detroit News, citing declining crime statistics in the Motor City. (associated press)

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"Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon," Detroit Police Chief James Craig told The Detroit News, citing declining crime statistics in the Motor City. (associated press)

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig addresses the media after a shooting injuring four people at a tax preparation business in Detroit, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson said a woman became upset when her tax refund wasn't ready Friday and started scuffling with the guard. Johnson said the man with her pulled a gun and started shooting. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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In a photo shot from video provided by the Detroit police, car thieves take the tires off a Ford Fusion. Detroit police reported 720 carjackings last year in the city of 700,000 people. That’s down from nearly 850 in 2011 and 1,231 in 2008. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 photo, Detroit Police commander Elvin Barren speaks with the media near the site of the former DTE facility on Detroit's east side, where police were searching for a man speaking Russian who called 911 saying he was kidnapped and had been stabbed in the leg. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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Detroit police attend the funeral for Jayvon Felton at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Detroit. Chief James Craig spoke during the family hour ahead of the service and said the department wanted to treat Jayvon’s funeral as if the boy was an officer. Jayvon was in an open casket and wore a police badge. Jayvon was diagnosed in April with leukemia. He died Feb. 24 at a Detroit hospital. The fourth-grader had always wanted to be a Detroit police officer. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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Detroit police attend the funeral of Jayvon Felton at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Detroit. Chief James Craig spoke during the family hour ahead of the service and said the department wanted to treat Jayvon’s funeral as if the boy was an officer. Jayvon was in an open casket and wore a police badge. Jayvon was diagnosed in April with leukemia. He died Feb. 24 at a Detroit hospital. The fourth-grader had always wanted to be a Detroit police officer. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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Members of the Detroit Police Dept. salute after the funeral for Jayvon Felton at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Detroit. Chief James Craig spoke during the family hour ahead of the service and said the department wanted to treat Jayvon’s funeral as if the boy was an officer. Jayvon was in an open casket and wore a police badge. Jayvon was diagnosed in April with leukemia. He died Feb. 24 at a Detroit hospital. The fourth-grader had always wanted to be a Detroit police officer. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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FILE- In a Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, Jayvon Felton, center, becomes Chief of Police for a day with Detroit Police Chief James Craig, right, and mother Amanda Clinkscales, as he gets off a Michigan State Police helicopter at Detroit Public Safety headquarters in Detroit. Felton, 9, diagnosed with leukemia, died Feb. 24 at a Detroit hospital. Dozens of police officers were among those who gathered Monday, March 3, 2014 for funeral for the fourth-grader who had always wanted to be a Detroit police officer. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates, File)

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FILE- In a Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, Jayvon Felton, 9, flashes his badge after he was named Chief of Police for a day by Detroit Police Chief James Craig at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters in Detroit. Felton, 9, diagnosed with leukemia, died Feb. 24 at a Detroit hospital. Dozens of police officers were among those who gathered Monday, March 3, 2014 for funeral for the fourth-grader who had always wanted to be a Detroit police officer. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates, File)

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Detroit Police officers look at broken glass on the scene after a shooting injuring four people at a tax preparation business in Detroit, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson said a woman became upset when her tax refund wasn't ready Friday and started scuffling with the guard. Johnson said the man with her pulled a gun and started shooting. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig addresses the media after a shooting injuring four people at a tax preparation business in Detroit, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson said a woman became upset when her tax refund wasn't ready Friday and started scuffling with the guard. Johnson said the man with her pulled a gun and started shooting. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT