1 Suspect Dead, 1 Injured In SW Detroit Pursuit
DETROIT June 3 2019: Detroit Police and Michigan State Police pursued a non-fatal shooting suspect earlier today through SW Detroit.
The pursuit of the gray Dodge Caravan, initiated by the Detroit Police Department @ Junction & Otis on Detroit’s west side, was handed off to the Michigan State Police as the chase wound its way through city streets to the I-75 Freeway.
One of the vehicle’s occupants was a suspect in an earlier non-fatal shooting near Fort & Downing St in SW Detroit.
The suspect struck, according to dispatch tapes, a number of civilian and police vehicles in its bid to escape.
Attempts were made to stop the vehicle by the Michigan State Police with varying success. The pursuit came to an end when MSP Troopers were able to PIT the vehicle at Fort & West End in SW Detroit. Detroit Police and Michigan State Police Troopers fired on the vehicle as it attempted to flee, almost striking an officer in the process.
Reports indicate a passenger inside the suspect vehicle was shot dead, the driver receiving 2 gunshot wounds to the right arm and 1 gunshot wound to his right leg. Both were conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital by Detroit EMS Medics 11 & 9.
Below is dispatch audio from the Detroit Police, Michigan State Police and Detroit EMS.