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Police: Fleeing Suspect Had 5 Guns, Several Thousand Rounds Of Ammo

June 12, 2018 - 10:50 am

SUMPTER TOWNSHIP (WWJ) - Charges are pending against an Allen Park man who fired at police during a chase, and had five guns and several thousand rounds of ammunition in his car.

The incident unfolded around 9:45 p.m. Monday when police were notified of a possible drunk driver in the area of Sumpter Road near Willow Road in Sumpter Township. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the 44-year-old driver sped off southbound.

Police chased after "the erratically driven vehicle" as it continued onto westbound Oakville Waltz and eventually into Washtenaw County, where the driver fired at least five shots at officers. The chase eventually ended at the border of Milan when the suspect crashed into one of the police cars. At that point, the suspect was taken into custody. During a search of his vehicle, officers recovered five firearms along with several thousand rounds of ammunition. 

Both officers sustained minor injuries during the incident.

An investigation is ongoing.