Thursday, January 7, 2021

3 suspects are at large after gunfight

Three suspects remain at large following an exchange of gunfire and a chase by police from several departments recently.

According to Michigan State Police officials, troopers were asked by the Inkster Police Department to assist with a breaking and entering incident with shots fired at a local apartment complex.

 When officers arrived at the scene at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Inkster officers had confronted three people fleeing from the apartment complex on Hamlin Drive and gunfire had been exchanged. Police recovered a handgun at the scene, according to reports.

No injuries were reported.  

One of the suspects got into a purple Dodge Challenger and, while attempting to flee the scene, struck two patrol cars, troopers said. Police shot at the suspects as they drove away, according to authorities. 

The suspects were pursued by officers from several departments including until police lost sight of the vehicle in Detroit, police said. The abandoned vehicle was discovered around 6:35 p.m. Sunday near Seven Mile and Stout in Detroit, police said.