ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The man fatally shot by a Royal Oak police officer Tuesday night while in line at the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant was identified Wednesday and authorities have yet to release details in the shooting.
Antonino Thomas Gordon, 28, of Commerce Township, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The incident started at about 6 p.m. when a Royal Oak police officer attempted to stop a BMW on Woodward Avenue near 13 Mile Road. It is unclear why a traffic stop was initiated.
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Police said the driver fled.
"He was stopped and then he fled from the officer and he went actually through that White Castle parking lot, too," said Royal Oak Police Chief Corey O'Donohue. "Then the officer lost him in traffic after that."
The same officer saw the same vehicle a short time later in the drive-thru of a White Castle restaurant in the area of 13 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway..
"Fifteen minutes later, (he) got in line and was picking up food at the drive-thru," said O'Donohue.