US Marshals shoot wanted fugitive on Detroit's west side

Wanted sex offender shot near Linwood and Tuxedo

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. 

What happened

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. 

Michigan State Police also are responding to the scene. 

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