Pedestrian Killed, Officer Injured By Driver Of Stolen Vehicle In Detroit

The incident began at a BP gas station on the west side.

WWJ News
January 19, 2020 - 2:09 pm

WWJ / Vickie Thomas

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- A man is in police custody at a hospital after hitting a Detroit police officer with a stolen car and fatally striking a pedestrian on Detroit's west side Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the BP gas station at 7 Mile and Telegraph Roads on the report of a stolen vehicle.

When officers approached the 39-year-old man in the stolen car, he punched the gas pedal and struck one of the police officers, before fleeing the scene north on Telegraph. As the suspect was fleeing, officers shot at him, striking him once in the stomach.

The suspect was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the stolen car and fatally struck a 40-year-old pedestrian who was walking in the area of 8 Mile and Telegraph.

Police say the suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital in temporary serious condition.

The officer who was struck suffered a knee injury and was taken to a hospital, according to a report from WXYZ. Police sais they believe the suspect lost control of his vehicle in part due to his injury from the gunshot wound to the stomach, according to WXYZ.

Detroit police have not released the names of the suspect, victim or police officer involved in the incident.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.