Double murder suspects pursued by state police crash, get arrested on Detroit's east side
DETROIT (FOX 2) - Suspects in a double murder in Clinton Township were arrested after a crash fleeing from police on Detroit's east side Friday night.
Two women were shot and killed inside a car outside the Nottingham apartment complex in Clinton Township, which the suspects inside the car were wanted for. One of the women's 18-month-old child was in the backseat at the time of the shooting, which happened at about 6:30 p.m., but will be okay.
Two suspects were arrested from the blue Hellcat Charger after leading police on a chase, then crashing at Eight Mile and Gratiot. Both people were taken into custody, and state police say there were no injuries to officers or the public.
A witness who works in the area said he saw the arrest after the crash.
"I was working, I was running this lottery and I heard this big boom," said witness Albara Obahi. "I am thinking somebody ran into the wall. I look over there and I see some smoke and 20 or 30 other cops.
"That car ran into that pole, trying to make that turn."
Dashcam still courtesy of Michigan State Police.
State police said at 6:45 p.m. troopers overheard a vehicle pursuit on westbound I-94 near Metropolitan Parkway and discontinued it. An MSP Metro North trooper relocated the suspect and attempted a traffic stop.
The suspect in the Charger allegedly refused to stop and took off leading to the pursuit before it eventually crashed. Two weapons, long gun and pistol, were recovered from the suspect vehicle.
No motive is known for the shooting yet. Investigators say that both suspects are known by the Clinton Township police's violent crimes taskforce.
Photo still taken from video submitted to FOX 2.
Footage from a worker at a nearby gas station which was given to FOX 2, shows the aftermath of the accident.