Suspect dead after cross-county police chase


BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A parole absconder has been killed after leading police on a cross-county chase late Wednesday into early Thursday.

Warren police said officers tried to pull the suspect, a Detroit man in his 20s, over at 12 Mile and Mound, but he took off. When he got on I-75, Troy police joined the chase. Police said the suspect fired a shot at a police patrol car.

The suspect crashed his pickup truck at the corner of Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Township. Police said he got out and gunfire was exchanged between him and police.

The suspect was killed.

Statement from Bloomfield police on officer-involved shooting:

Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Officers were involved in a multijurisdictional vehicle and foot pursuit of a parole absconder. 

The suspect was involved in an accident at Woodward and Square Lake Rd and fled on foot when officers attempted to apprehend him.  A short distance from the accident, the suspect pointed a handgun at officers and he was fatally shot at the scene. 

No officers were injured during the incident and the investigation is being conducted by Warren Police Department along with Oakland County Sheriff's Department. 

The innocent motorist involved in the accident with the suspect is expected to be OK. This investigation is preliminary and no names are being released at this time.  

The suspect was wanted for parole absconding and assault with a deadly weapon.