Man charged in Warren home invasion that led to police chase and crash

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - A man has been charged in connection to the home invasion in Warren that led to a police chase and crash.

Malvern Cooper was arraigned Friday in Warren's 37th District Court. He was charged with Home Invasion, Fleeing and Eluding and Resisting and Obstructing and received $500,000 cash/surety bond.

Cooper allegedly targeted a home at Toepfer and Van Dyke on Thursday. Two teenagers were in the home during the break-in. They surprised the suspect who took off.

Warren police officers were around the corner and began a pursuit. Michigan State Police also assisted. The chase lasted nearly 8 minutes. Dash cam video from Warren Police show the suspect maneuvering through traffic from Warren into the east side of Detroit.

The chase ended in a serious crash at Warren and Iroquois on Detroit's east side.

“I see this white vehicle flying past, ten police cars, at a high rate of speed." said Barbara Collins, who witnessed the chase and the crash.

Witnesses say after the crash, the suspect jumped out of his car and started running.

“The suspect then ran to his porch, which is one of the houses in the neighborhood." said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw, "The trooper pursued him on foot, where he was taken into custody without incident.”

The suspect hit a vehicle with four people inside, including a two year old boy and a 69 year old woman. All four victims were taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening Injuries.

Michigan State Police say alcohol may have played a factor in the victim's vehicle. The suspect who led the chase was taken into custody.

 

 

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