Warren police shoot burglary suspect at Knights Inn motel in Madison Heights

Man suspected in Auburn Hills burglary

According to Warren police, officers went to arrest a person about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the motel on Dequindre Road who allegedly committed a burglary in Auburn Hills.
According to Warren police, officers went to arrest a person about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the motel on Dequindre Road who allegedly committed a burglary in Auburn Hills.

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A burglary suspect is hospitalized after Warren police shot him at the Knights Inn early Thursday morning on the Warren and Madison Heights border.

UPDATE: Burglary suspect in critical condition after being shot by police in Madison Heights

According to Warren police, officers went to arrest a person about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the motel on Dequindre Road who allegedly committed a burglary in Auburn Hills. When officers moved in to make the arrest in the motel parking lot, the suspect attempted to run the officers over and rammed a police vehicle.

Officers fired shots, hitting the suspect. The 35-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition.

Officers are conducting a search warrant at the Knights Inn motel room where he was staying with a woman and two children. The woman and children were not injured.

A Warren Special Operations unit had been monitoring the man at the motel. He is a parole absconder with a history of robbery and drug arrests. They followed him to Auburn Hills where he allegedly stole a safe. They followed him back to the motel and called for backup. That’s where the suspect was shot.


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