DETROIT (FOX 2) - One person was killed and another was injured when police fired shots into their vehicle after a high speed chase on I-75 in southwest Detroit Monday afternoon.
Both Detroit police and Michigan State Police were pursuing a driver in a gray Dodge Journey along I-75 near Springwells for about 20 minutes.
During the chase, the driver exited the freeway and was hit multiple times by police vehicles. That driver kept driving but was eventually blocked in. The driver, attempting to speed off, nearly pinned a police officer in between the car and a concrete wall.
That was the moment, we're told, that officers feared for their lives and many fired shots at the vehicle.
Detroit police Dep. Chief Charles Fitzgerald says three Detroit officers and one Michigan State Police trooper fired rounds in self defense. None of the officers were hurt but the driver and passenger were both shot.
Detroit police confirmed officers were pursing at least one of the men inside the vehicle, who was wanted in connection with a nonfatal shooting on Friday on Fort Street near Downing in southwest Detroit.
The passenger was killed when police fired shots into the vehicle and the driver was injured and taken to the hospital, expected to survive but is in temporary serious condition.
Police haven't given names of either suspect yet. The investigation is ongoing.