Suspect in custody after police-involved shooting with Detroit officers in Harrison Township
Clint Washington escaped in silver Toyota Camry
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said a fugitive who escaped arrest Monday after a shootout with Detroit task force officers in Harrison Township was taken into custody before 9 p.m. Monday.
Deputies from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office were called around 9:45 a.m. Monday to the area of North Pointe Parkway and 16 Mile Road for reports of shots fired, officials said.
"It was around 9:50 and I heard a noise that was like, 'Pow, pow!,'" said one woman who lives in the area.
When deputies arrived, they saw several vehicles fleeing the scene, police said. One of the callers told deputies several of the people fleeing the area had been wearing police-type vests and driving blacked-out, dark-colored Dodge Chargers.
Deputies said they spoke with these people and identified them as members of the Detroit-Wayne County Violent Crimes Reduction Task Force.
"I was like, 'What the heck's going on? We got these cop cars out here,'" said Tim Schalm, who lives nearby.
The officers had been trying to pick up Clint Washington, 32, of Harrison Township, on a warrant, police said.
Several shots were fired, and Washington fled in a silver Toyota Camry with a Georgia license plate, according to authorities.
Washington fled west on I-94, police said. He has several warrants for his arrest, including a felony warrant out of Detroit, officials said.
Police said they aren't aware of any injuries from the shooting.
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