FLAT ROCK, Mich. – A gunman was taken into custody after he injured another man with a shotgun in Flat Rock, led police on a chase, and eventually crashed into high weeds while trying to get onto I-75, officials said.
Flat Rock police received a call around 7:55 p.m. Tuesday (July 12) from someone who said a man was running around the 24000 block of Chippewa Drive firing a shotgun. A second caller said someone had been injured in a shooting and requested an ambulance, according to authorities.
When officers arrived, they saw the suspected gunman leaving in a maroon Chevrolet pickup truck, they said. Police pursued the pickup as it left the Deerfield Estates, went onto Peters Road, continued east on Vreeland Road toward I-75, turned onto Hall Road, and then turned onto Gibraltar Road, according to officials.
The driver tried to get onto northbound I-75, but he lost control of the pickup and went into the high weeds, authorities said. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Police said they recovered a shotgun from inside the pickup.
A 55-year-old shooting victim was taken to Beaumont Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The 52-year-old gunman was also taken to Beaumont Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to authorities.
Officers continue to investigate.