Birmingham Seaholm High School closed following armed robbery with shots fired in the parking lot

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - Birmingham Seaholm High School is closed today following an overnight robbery in the parking lot.

Police tell 7 Action News that a maintenance man was getting out of his vehicle when he was approached by a man. This happened shortly before 5:00 a.m. on the Lincoln Street side of the school.

Officers say the man pulled a gun on the maintenance man and demanded money, his cell phone and his car keys. The victim turned them over.

Police say the suspect then told him to run. As this happened, a second suspect approached and a shot was fired into the air. 

The victim took off and, as he ran from the scene, heard a second gun shot. Once he got away, the maintenance man was able to use a second cell phone to call 911. 

A police broadcast put the information out to other departments and Madison Heights police officers were able to spot the suspect's car, a stolen Mercury Grand Marquis, on I-75. This led to a chase that ended in the area of 7 Mile and Conant in Detroit when a tire on the suspect's car blew. 

The suspects then bolted from the car. 

A K-9 unit was able to track one of the suspects to a house where he was taken into custody. He is believed to be the one who fired the shots. Police say he has not provided any information. Officers are still trying to identify him.

The gun was recovered near the area where he was taken into custody.

Police are still searching for the second suspect.

Officers from Michigan State Police, Birmingham and Madison Heights are all involved in the investigation.

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