Police chase down driver suspected in shooting at Midtown Detroit nightclub

1 person taken into custody; firearm not found

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

DETROIT – State police chased down and arrested a fleeing driver suspected of firing shots at a Midtown Detroit nightclub.

Michigan State Police troopers and Wayne State University officers were in the area of Cass and Baltimore avenues around 2:15 a.m. Monday (June 14) for a crash investigation.

While outside, authorities said they heard several gunshots coming from the nightclub at Milwaukee and Woodward avenues.

Police said they saw several people running from the parking lot, as well as people screaming.

When officers arrived, several people in the parking lot pointed at a white Chevrolet Impala, which began to flee, according to authorities.

Troopers conducted a successful PIT maneuver on Grand Boulevard near Trombly Street, ending the pursuit, officials said.

The driver of the Impala was taken into custody and brought to the Detroit Detention Center.

Police searched the Impala and the route taken during the pursuit, but they didn’t locate any firearms, according to authorities. Several shell casings were found in the parking lot, they said.

Most of the people had left the nightclub when troopers returned, and they said they couldn’t locate anyone who was injured.

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