Detroit police: 2 arrested for May assault after stolen car crashes during chase on I-275

Suspects wanted for assault with intent to murder in connection with May incident, officials say

A vehicle crashed in Livonia amid a police chase on Aug. 8, 2022 (WDIV)

DETROIT – Two people wanted for assault with intent to murder were arrested Monday after crashing their vehicle while fleeing from Detroit police.

At about 5:20 p.m. Monday, police say officers recognized a suspect wanted in connection with a May 30 assault driving a stolen vehicle near Fenkell Avenue and Beaverland Street in Detroit. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the suspect drove away, officials said.

Detroit police pursued the suspect onto I-96, and then onto I-275. The suspect then crashed the stolen vehicle on the 6 Mile exit ramp off of I-275 in Livonia, police said.

You can see footage from the scene in the video below.

Two people inside the stolen vehicle were taken into custody. Detroit police say they were both wanted for assault with intent to murder in connection with a May shooting near McNichols Road and Riverdale Drive. Several people were shot during that assault, officials said.

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