Perp Shot Dead Following Pursuit
Detroit’s East Side 2:38AM 4.9.21: Early this morning officers were fired on by a suspect in a black 2019 GMC Yukon in the area of McNichols & Ward, the scene of an earlier shooting and motor vehicle accident. Earlier Sunday evening at 10:53PM, dispatch audio revealed 3 people had been non fatally shot at McNichols & Ward, the Facebook post is below. The suspects in that case shot 3 at the scene and in an attempt to flee the area struck another vehicle, killing 1 and injuring a 2nd. The suspects then fled the area on foot.
The perp entered the crime scene on McNichols & Ward and fired a shot at officers at around 2:34AM, striking 1 unit with a round and striking 2 parked DPD scout cars with his vehicle, almost striking an officer in the process according to dispatch audio. According to Detroit Police Chief Craig, the suspect may have been laying in wait while officers were investigating the scene on McNichols, consuming alcohol. The perp is believed to be a friend of the fatally injured person on the McNichols MVC.
Officers began their chase, pursuing the black GMC Yukon throughout the City of Detroit, moving east into the downtown and then north into the northeast side, ending at 8 Mile & Mohican.
The perp exited his vehicle where he once again fired on officers. At least 2 officers from the 12th Precinct returned fire, striking and killing the perp. The perp was armed with a .40S&W semi automatic handgun. The perp was then loaded into a 7th Precinct unit and conveyed to St John Hospital where he expired.
The below dispatch audio of the incident has been edited to remove dead air and incidents unrelated to the above incident.