HURON COUNTY, MI – At approximately 9:44pm on Thursday August 6th, 2020, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Caro Post were dispatched to N. Lakeshore Rd (M-25) and Lawitzke Rd, in Gore Township, for a man shooting at vehicles. Huron County Central Dispatch received two 911 calls, from different victims, reporting this.
The victims reported a vehicle was disabled in the roadway and each stopped to check on the car (at different times). The first victim reported as they slowed down to check on the parked car a man jumped out of the ditch and began firing a gun. The suspect then pointed his gun at them and was demanding a ride. The second victim observed the vehicle in the road and slowed to go around it. At this time, a man ran out of the ditch and pointed a handgun at them. Each victim was able to drive away and call 911. No one was injured but one victim’s vehicle was struck by a bullet.
Harbor Beach Police, Port Austin Police, Huron County Sheriff’s Deputies, Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team (ES Team), MSP K-9’s, and a MSP helicopter responded to the scene and a perimeter was established. When officers arrived in the area, they could see the suspect, who was still armed, near the disabled vehicle. At approximately 3:15am ES Team members approached the vehicle, but the suspect had already fled into the woods.
At approximately 4:15am the suspect was located, on a two-track trail (northeast of the vehicle), by a K-9 unit and taken into custody. The suspect received minor injuries, from the K-9, and was treated at a local hospital. The suspect, a 42-year-old man, from Northville was arrested on numerous felony charges.
Troopers received assistance from the Harbor Beach Police Department, Port Austin Police Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office, MSP ES Team, MSP K-9 units, MSP Aviation and East Huron Ambulance.
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