DETROIT (WWJ) – A suspected murderer is off the streets Saturday night after shooting at a pair Detroit Police Officers in a separate incident.
The officers were called to the area near Joy Road and Hubbel Saturday afternoon when the man allegedly started shooting at them before they could even get out of the cop car.
WWJ spoke with Deputy Police Chief Morris Wells about the incident:
“The police officers did … make an eye contact and apparently he made eye contact with them — he must have known that the police officers were probably coming to investigate him but he just pulled out his gun and just started shooting,” said Wells.
“The officers tracked him in the snow to a location several blocks from the initial contact and from my understanding it was a resident that was outside shoveling snow and the subject while fleeing the officers actually ran into this residents home,” described Wells.
Police say one of the bullets went through the car– just missing one of the officers.
“They maintained their poise and were able to direct other officers to assist them,” said Wells.
They found and arrested him in someone’s house a few blocks away using footprints he left in the snow.
The man arrested was wanted for assault with intent to commit murder and had other warrants as well.
Police are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time.