3 Males In Custody Following Pursuit, Shots Fired At Officers
Detroit’s SW Side 1004PM Thursday 8 11 2022: A Detroit 4th Precinct Scout attempted a traffic stop on an improperly plated black Dodge Ram at around 10:04PM Thursday evening. The vehicle was occupied by 3 Black males. The occupants fired on the officers from inside the vehicle, striking the Detroit Police Scout Car. No officers were injured.
The 4th Precinct Scouts followed the vehicle and additional shots were fired at officers according to dispatch audio. At one point during the pursuit, the officers returned fire and struck the suspect vehicle in the area of Omaha & Electric.
The pursuit entered the 94 and 39 freeways on several occasions approaching speeds of 115MPH. The suspects ended up Southfield Rd & Snow Ave where a pit maneuver by Michigan State Troopers forced the vehicle to stop. The 3 males bailed from the vehicle. Two of those suspects was taken into custody almost immediately after running towards some ponds, with one running across the 39 Freeway in the area of Southfield Rd across from Lowes Home Improvement in Allen Park, near the ponds. All 3 suspects were taken into custody by responding units from the Michigan State Police, Detroit Police Department and Dearborn PD at around 10:32PM. The weapon used to fire on the officers; described in dispatch audio as an AR15, was also recovered.
The Southfield Freeway was closed during the investigation.
No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. An MSP Trooper did receive ‘bumps and bruises’ during the takedown.
Below is dispatch audio from the Detroit Police Department and the Michigan State Police.