Adam Nolin

Adam Nolin (Photo: Kent County Jail)

Mugshot Shows Michigan Murder Suspect Bloodied After Confrontation With Police

October 01, 2018 - 5:23 pm

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say a murder suspect who was injured in a confrontation with police on a Michigan freeway is out of the hospital and behind bars.

Adam Nolin, 33, was charged while hospitalized Friday with assault with intent to murder, fleeing and eluding and weapons charges in connection with the police chase, last Thursday.

Police said 27-year-old Tia Randall was fatally shot that morning at the Creekside Estates Mobile Home Park in the Grand Rapids-area community of Wyoming.

A "be on the lookout" was issued for Nolin, according to a joint news release by Wyoming and Grand Rapids Police, and the suspect was spotted driving a pickup truck on northbound US 131. A chase ensued into Grand Rapids, where police said Nolin crashed on a curve, got out of his vehicle, and opened fire at officers, who shot back.

"While the suspect continued to shoot at officers," police said, in the release, "a Grand Rapids officer used his cruiser to strike the suspect ending the lethal threat."

Nolin was then taken into custody. No officers were hurt. 

"Although any such encounter is traumatic, there were no serious physical injuries to officers or uninvolved civilians in the area that we are aware of," police added in a release.

Nolin, however, suffered serious injuries. His booking photo, released by Kent County officials, showed him with a bloodied head and face. 

As an investigation by Wyoming police continues, Nolin has not been charged in connection with Randall's death. 

Michigan State Police will be handling the ongoing investigating into the chase (caught on video, seen above) and force incident involving Grand Rapids police. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.