A love triangle led to shots fired during a chase that ended at a hospital in Dearborn with the suspect killing himself.
The shocking incident was caught on dashcam.
It started at a Melvindale woman’s home between her current boyfriend and her ex.
It is a heart-pounding video that Dearborn Police released to give a different perspective on what took place during last night’s chase and shooting.
In the video, Dearborn police strike a car to stop a suspect that is shooting at another driver multiple times.
The suspect Ruben Salinas confronted the woman’s current boyfriend and took out a gun at a home in Melvindale.
Melvindale Police Lt. Dan Jones said, “Minor altercation between the girlfriend and the suspect to get the weapon away from him.”
That’s when the victim jumped into his pickup truck and drove off.
Police say the suspect followed in his car, driving as he was shooting at the victim’s truck.
We’re told Salinas was a CPL holder and had a handgun and an AR-15 with him.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad explained, “It was discovered this morning that there was also a third gun tucked in the car.”
The victim called 911 and dispatchers notified both Melvindale and Dearborn police.
Police followed closely behind, striking the suspect’s car three times as he continued to fire shots.
“Tactical training kicked in,” Haddad said. “We can never come up with every scenario but our officers trained well enough to think on their feet.”
It ended at Beaumont Oakwood’s campus when the suspect turned the gun on himself.
The victim was not seriously injured.
Both Melvindale and Dearborn police are continuing to investigate.
But with shots fired and a high speed chase, this proved to dangerous for all involved.
“In light of the fact that no one else was injured, I think think that we had the best day we could have in that event.”
Police tell us the suspect did not have any prior arrests or issues with law enforcement.