DETROIT – The U.S. Marshals shot a wanted fugitive Tuesday morning on Detroit's west side.
The shooting happened near Linwood and Tuxedo streets. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. He was shot while inside a vehicle. His condition is not known at this time.
Local 4 has learned he is a man in his mid-to-late 20s who is a wanted sex offender parole absconder. He was wanted on numerous other warrants, too, including a parole violation for enticing a child for immoral purposes and motor vehicle theft.
It's not known if he was armed at the time of the shooting -- officers said that's still under investigation. He is from the Detroit area.
Officers tried to arrest him at a house near the shooting scene. However, he tried to back out of the driveway and rammed one of the officer's vehicle, which the U.S. Marshals called a "deadly force situation."
"During the course of the investigation, when they attempted to apprehend the gentleman he backed into and forcefully rammed one of our officer's cars, which is a deadly force situation," said Deputy Robert Watson, of the U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Apprehension Team.
No other injuries have been reported.
Local 4 has a reporter there gathering more information.
BREAKING: Man shot by the US Marshals was a wanted fugitive. He was taken to an area hospital after being shot in his vehicle.— Koco (@KocoMcAboy) February 21, 2017
BREAKING: U.S Marshals involved in a shooting in the area of Linwood and Tuxedo. A person has been shot. The area is blocked off. pic.twitter.com/0yVt2HJ9D9— Koco (@KocoMcAboy) February 21, 2017
Active scene in the area of Linwood and Tuxedo in Detroit after a person was shot. I'm told this is a case involving the US Marshals. pic.twitter.com/o5lEH2bcRv— Koco (@KocoMcAboy) February 21, 2017
Michigan State Police also are responding to the scene.
The Major Case Unit is headed to the 2600 block of Tuxedo to investigate a non-fatal shooting involving a US Marshal. No further information pic.twitter.com/mCaYW4n5yr— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) February 21, 2017
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