Michigan

Mourners remember Detroit officer who died after shooting

A large American flag is unfurled by Sterling Heights and Washington Twp. Fire Departments as mourners begin to arrive for visitation for Detroit Police officer Ken Steil in Sterling Heights, Mich., Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016.  Steil died unexpectedly Saturday of a blood clot, five days after being shot in the shoulder.  (Steve Perez/Detroit News via AP)

A large American flag is unfurled by Sterling Heights and Washington Twp. Fire Departments as mourners begin to arrive for visitation for Detroit Police officer Ken Steil in Sterling Heights, Mich., Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. Steil died unexpectedly Saturday of a blood clot, five days after being shot in the shoulder. (Steve Perez/Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Mourners are gathering to remember a Detroit police officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect.

A funeral for 46-year-old Sgt. Ken Steil takes place Friday at St. Joan of Arc church in St. Clair Shores following visitation this week at a Sterling Heights funeral home. At the funeral home, ladders from two fire trucks displayed a large U.S. flag.

Steil, who had a wife and two sons, was an officer for 20 years and nicknamed "Shark" for his diving skills.

Steil was shot in the shoulder and died unexpectedly last Saturday of a blood clot. Twenty-one-year-old Marquise Cromer is charged with first-degree murder.

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday in Steil's honor.