Detroit police shoot carjack suspect who allegedly tried to run them down

Detroit police are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting where suspects allegedly tried to run them down with a vehicle at the corner of Mark Twain and Chalfonte on the city's west side Tuesday night.

No officers were injured, but the suspect who was driving was shot twice according to DPD. The suspect is in temporary serious condition at a local hospital, said Assistant Detroit Police Chief Charles Fitzgerald. 

The suspects were supposed to be showing up for an online transaction to buy Nike Air Jordan shoes but carjacked the seller at gunpoint, forcing him and his two young children out of the car. 

A DPD Special Operations Unit responding to the call, identified the suspects leading to a pursuit. 

"About a two-block chase," Fitzgerald said. "As officers approached, the vehicle turned in the direction toward the officers. Fearing for the officers' safety one of the officers fired multiple rounds."

Fitzgerald said the wounded suspect and the juvenile who was with him (and was uninjured) were then arrested. He added that a scout car was hit by the carjacked SUV which is when he believes shots were fired.

After the shooting, Fitzgerald said that officers placed a tourniquet on the suspect's leg before he was transported to the hospital.

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