DETROIT (WJBK) - Authorities are investigating after a suspected parole violator was shot by a U.S. Marshal during his arrest. The shooting happened just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the 2600 block of Tuxedo Street, which is on the city's west side.
We're told the shooting involved a suspect who was a wanted sex offender and a parole violator. Authorities say they were trying to arrest him when he backed out of his driveway and crashed into a law enforcement vehicle.
"When they attempted to apprehend the gentleman, he backed into - forcefully rammed - one of our officer's cars, which is a deadly force situation," says Deputy Robert Watson from the U.S. Marshals Office. "In course of that, the subject was shot."
The suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known at this time. We're told he was shot in the shoulder.
Bullet casing markers at the scene indicate that at least a dozen shots were fired. It's not known right now if the suspect returned fire at the authorities.
The marshal was part of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, a big operation that brings in about 3,500 fugitives each year.
The suspect's name has not yet been given.
No other injuries were reported.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.