Detroit police fatally shot an armed man Thursday evening who they say was a suspect in the shooting of four teens at a birthday block party last weekend, Fox 2 reports. Two of the teens are in grave condition and the other two are listed as critical.
"No shots were fired at the officer," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said. "The suspect was armed and the officer believed his life was in danger. He fired a single shot striking the suspect."
It all began around 6:30 p.m. when officers from the 9th Precinct Gang Intelligence Squad spotted the suspect getting into a car with two other men. Police tried to make a traffic stop. Instead, they got into a high-speed chase for about 10 minutes before the car hit a pole at McKinney and Whittier on the east side, Fox 2 reports.
All three men jumped out of the car.
"One of the suspects, as he was being approached, he had a gun in his hand," Craig said. "And the officer fearing for his safety fired one time... That suspect was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds."
The two other men in the car were arrested. One of them is also a suspect in the weekend shooting, the chief said.