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Roseville Police pursue suspect who fled on foot after vehicle crash

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 23:14:41-04

Roseville Police have blocked off areas near Gratiot Avenue and Frazho Road following a car chase Thursday afternoon.

A group of teens were walking down the street on Pinehurst near Gratiot when a driver fired five gun shots.

Police say the gun shots were likely retaliation. 

And when the fire was heard in the neighborhood around 3 p.m., officers in the area immediately responded and attempted to stop the suspect car. That's when the chase took place. 

The fleeing vehicle ended up crashing a couple of blocks down the road, near Frazho Road and Koontz Street. 

A black male exited the vehicle and fled on foot after throwing his handgun. 

Police have taken a woman who was in the vehicle with the suspect into custody, but she was later released.

A team of cops with K-9 unites began canvasing the neighborhood for the suspect. Officers say they've received no help from people involved in the incident, but they believe the retaliatory gun shots were sparked by a stabbing that took place in Roseville weeks earlier. 

Police are now trying to identify the driver and suspected shooter who is still on the loose.