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Detroit police arrest man who allegedly shot at vehicle and officers

Police responded to complaint about shots fired on Friday

Detroit police released this photo of the man who is accused of shooting at a vehicle and officers on Oct. 16, 2020. Photos provided by the Detroit Police Department.
Detroit police released this photo of the man who is accused of shooting at a vehicle and officers on Oct. 16, 2020. Photos provided by the Detroit Police Department. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a shooting that happened Friday. They are still seeking the driver.

During the incident a man allegedly fired shots at a vehicle and then officers.

Original Story: Detroit police search east side neighborhood for man who shot at officers

Police say at about 2:30 p.m. Friday officers responded to a complaint that a man fired multiple shots at a vehicle in the area of Kennebec and Gunston streets.

While officers were talking with the complainant, officials say the suspected shooter drove by them in a Black Chrysler 300. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the car when the suspected shooter reportedly exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot in the area of E McNichols Road and Strasburg Street. The Chrysler 300 continued driving.

Police say officers were pursuing the fleeing suspect on foot when he allegedly fired multiple shots at the officers and continued running. No officers were shot and they did not return fire, either, officials said. Police conducted a K-9 search for the man but he was not found.

The Chrysler 300 was later found unoccupied in the 600 block of Farmbrook Street, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Task Force at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.


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