Detroit police and Michigan State Police troops arrested a man armed with a long gun who was fleeing Detroit agents early Sunday, they said.
Police were called to Roselawn block 12700 for reports of an assault and gunshots around 4am. Detroit police had attempted to contact the man when he fled and nearly ran over an officer, said Holly Lance, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.
The man escaped from Detroit police, MSP and Lance said. It was then that the Metro South soldiers joined the pursuit.
Soldiers entered the pursuit as the suspect’s vehicle was exiting the Grand River from Interstate 96. After the suspect turned into Chicago from I-96, the vehicle was disabled.
Detroit officials removed the suspect and he was “brought to the ground,” MSP said in a tweet.
“The suspect began to resist and did not remove his hands from under the body,” MSP said.
They distributed a chemical spray and placed the man in custody, MSP said.
MSP said it found an AR-15 behind the driver’s seat.
This incident is under investigation by the Detroit police.
The suspect is charged with aggravated and criminal assault, obstruction of justice and arms crime. It also addresses existing warrants, Detroit police said.