Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Chase Along Dearborn-Detroit Border
By Khalil AlHajal |
December 23, 2015 at 5:55 PM

DETROIT, MI -- A Dearborn police officer shot and killed a man after a chase Wednesday.

The officer was patrolling near Tireman Avenue and Greenfield Road near the Dearborn-Detroit border around 12:30 p.m. when he saw a man he believed escaped police earlier in the day after committing larceny, according to Dearborn police.

The 36-year-old Detroit man was also wanted on a probation violation warrant, police said.

When the officer approached, the man fled, and after catching up with him several houses away, a struggle ensued, according to Dearborn police.

"Subsequently, the officer fired his department issued weapon, striking the subject," Dearborn police announced Wednesday evening.

"The subject was pronounced dead at the scene and the officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained during the incident."

There were reports earlier in the day that the two men were struggling over the officer's gun before the shooting.

But Dearborn police did not include that level of detail in its statement.

"This is extremely tragic, and while we are grateful that the officer involved did not sustain serious injuries, our condolences go out to the family of the decedent," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad in the statement.

Messages seeking more details were left with state police and Detroit police.

The Dearborn-based Arab American News reports that family members of the man killed in the shooting said he suffered from schizophrenia.

No comments: