Shots fired during pursuit on Detroit’s west side after police witness hit-and-run

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DETROIT – It’s been a dangerous week for Detroit Police officers.

Saturday was the fourth time in seven days that suspects had fired shots at officers.

“It’s a very dangerous, dangerous time for police officers across this country and particularly here in the city of Detroit,” said Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy.

According to authorities, just after 5 a.m. Saturday, officers witnessed a car back into another vehicle -- near the intersection of Winthrop Street and Davison -- and flee the scene.

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“At that point, the officers attempted to pull the vehicle over to no avail. The car continued to drive away from the officers,” said Detroit Police Commander Darrell Patterson. “A few moments later, someone from the passenger side of the Black LeSabre that they were following, ended up firing shots out of the window at the officers.”

Patterson said the officers continued to pursue the vehicle when the car pulled up to a curb and stopped.

“At that point, everybody inside of the vehicle opened all the doors and begin running away from the officers,” Patterson said. “The male then leaned out of the vehicle and fired shots, or led to fire shots at the officers.”

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