Police: Suspected burglars shoot at officers, chased through Wayne County

None of the suspects have been taken into custody

Suspected burglars shoot at officers, chased through Wayne County
Suspected burglars shoot at officers, chased through Wayne County

INKSTER, Mich. – A dangerous chain of events played out Sunday across several cities in Wayne County.

Officers from several police departments, including Michigan State Police, are involved in the investigation. Police said it started at an Inkster apartment complex near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Inkster Road.

According to authorities, officers with the Inkster Police Department responded to a report of a breaking-and-entering and shots fired at an apartment building in the 2600 block of Hamlin Drive at about 4 p.m. Police said they were confronted by armed men and shots were fired.

Police said one of the gunmen got into a purple Dodge Challenger with a white stripe and attempted to hit the officers, colliding with a scout car.

The other suspects fled on foot, police said.

The Dodge escaped westbound on Michigan Avenue, where they were pursued by Wayne police officers.

Police said Wayne officers were shot at during the pursuit, which was taken over by Michigan State Police once the suspects reached I-94.

The pursuit ended when the Challenger crashed in Detroit near the intersection of Seven Mile Road and Stout Street.

Police said that when officers caught up to the vehicle, it was unoccupied.

Police lost contact with the vehicle, which was found unoccupied by Detroit police officers

None of the suspects have been taken into custody.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police are looking for suspected gunmen who reportedly tried to run Inkster police officers over before a pursuit across Wayne County on Dec. 27, 2020. (WDIV)

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