Suspect in sex crimes shot by U.S. Marshal

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
A man suspected of sex crimes was shot by a U.S. Marshal Tuesday morning.

 Detroit -- A man in his 20s, wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Michigan Department of Corrections for sex crimes, was shot Tuesday morning on Detroit's west side after allegedly ramming a law enforcement vehicle, authorities said.

The conflict started about 9 a.m. when the authorities tried to arrest him at a home on Tuxedo, near Linwood. The suspect backed into a police vehicle, triggering a "deadly force" situation, said Deputy Robert Watson of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The suspect was wanted on a parole violation in which the underlying charge was enticing a child for immoral purposes.

Authorities shot the man, who is believed to have still been in the vehicle when shot. The Detroit Fire Department transported him to an area hospital. His condition is unknown, Watson said.

The shooting is being investigated by the Major Case Unit, a half-and-half task force consisting of Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police Department. State police are taking the lead.

Detroit Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, state police and federal officials were on the scene in the early hours of the investigation.