PONTIAC, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Featherstone Rd when they observed a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee stopped in the parking lot of a gas station on Sunday, April 9th, 2017.
The vehicle was a reported stolen from the Village of Lake Orion. As Deputies approached the vehicle, at approximately 4:00 p.m., several occupants exited the vehicle including one subject who was known to have a valid felony warrant stemming from a recent shooting.
Deputies attempted to apprehend the subjects when they returned to their vehicle. The subjects observed the Deputies entering the parking lot. The vehicle fled the scene with only the driver remaining inside the vehicle. Deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit. Additional Deputies took the subject with the felony warrant into custody at the gas station. Deputies pursued the stolen vehicle until it reached the intersection of N. Perry Street and E. Walton Blvd.
The suspect vehicle attempted to turn east onto Walton Blvd from N. Perry Street. The suspect vehicle sideswiped a citizen’s vehicle that was traveling east bound on Walton Blvd. The suspect vehicle then left the roadway and struck a tree in the parking lot of a business. A Deputy drove his patrol vehicle and pushed up against the driver’s door to prevent him from fleeing on foot or driving away. Deputies apprehended the suspect and he was taken into custody.
Two semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, and several spent shell casing were located inside the suspect vehicle.
Detectives were requested to continue with the investigation. Both subjects, one 16-year-old and one 19-year-old, were transported to the Pontiac Substation to speak with Detectives. The driver of the vehicle was lodged at the Oakland County Children’s Village. The subject that had been arrested on the outstanding felony warrant for Attempt Murder was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending his arraignment.
A passenger inside the citizen’s vehicle that was struck by the suspect during the pursuit was evaluated and cleared by the Auburn Hills Fire Department. There were no injuries reported. The push bumper and hood of the patrol vehicle sustained minor damage. A UD-10 was completed by Deputies for the collision between the fleeing suspect and the motorist.