Man who shot at police wanted in southwest Detroit

- Police are looking for a man who fired multiple shots at police officers early Friday morning on Detroit's southwest side.

Police were on routine parole around 12:30 a.m. in the 8800 block of Chamberlain when they spotted a man with a gun. They approached the man to investigate and he took off running.

Police say the man then turned around and fired multiple shots at police officers. The officers returned fire.

No officers were hurt. It's unclear if the suspect was struck, but police say they didn't see any blood in the area so they believe the suspect was not injured. More than a dozen shell casings were seen at the spot.

Police set up a perimater and called in the dogs and a helicopter to search for the man, but haven't been able to locate him.

"Seems to be a Hispanic male, or white male, mid 20s, who they observed to be armed," says Cpt. Mark Thornton of Detroit Police. "They went to investigate that individual when he took flight on foot. When the officers attempted to pursue that individual he turned and fired multiple shots at the officers."

Police say he's likely 25-30 years old, is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs around 200 lbs. and either has short, dark hair or is bald. The suspect was wearing a gray t-shirt at the time of the shooting.

If you were in the area at the time of the shooting and saw or heard anything, you're asked to call Detroit police. 

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