February 13, 2017
Agencies: Detroit Police Department Michigan
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 4 years ago
The suspect, a roughly 25-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the officer was not injured, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a Facebook Live video. The incident started as police saw the green Pontiac Grand Prix speeding at about 1:30 p.m., northbound on Broadstreet at Collingwood.
Just as police activated their emergency lights, the Pontiac crashed into a pole at Broadstreet and Elmhurst, and the driver exited and ran. An officer followed him about a quarter-mile to an area behind an abandoned home.
"The suspect lunged in the direction of the officer," Craig said. "The officer, who was in the process of re-holstering his weapon that was out, fired one shot."