Deputy involved in Macomb Township crash, shooting

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich., (WXYZ) - The Macomb County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was involved in a shooting overnight prior to a brief chase with a burglary suspect that ended near 22 Mile and Romeo Plank in Macomb Township.

Deputies were initially responding to a burglary call on Maplewood. As crews arrived they witnessed a suspect walking down the street. Deputies say they instructed the man to stop, but he ignored repeated warnings and got in a late model Pontiac Grand Am and according to reports struck a deputy with the vehicle.

That deputy fired two shots one of which hit the suspect in the arm.

After the encounter on Maplewood the suspect continued to evade deputies and even ran into a cruiser on Romeo Plank where he was ultimately taken in to custody.

The suspect is a 26-year-old Macomb Township man. He received a through and through gunshot wound to the arm and is expected to fully recover. He faces numerous felony charges. He will be arraigned at a later date.

The deputy was taken to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.


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