Shots fired call leads to fatal high-speed crash

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 32-year-old man was killed and a 34-year-old man is under arrest after a high-speed crash that police began after the suspect spotted the police behind him.

At 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct responded to a call of shots fired into an unoccupied home on the 14000 block of Northlawn. The road is north of Schoolcraft and east of Wyoming on the city’s west side. No one was hit in that shooting, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the department.

Moreno said officers arrived at the location and followed the suspect’s vehicle, a gray Chevy Uplander. But officers did not display flashing lights or turn on the siren.

Even so, the Uplander took off “at a high rate of speed,” Moreno said. Officers did not pursue the vehicle.

A half-hour later, about 8:15 a.m., the Uplander crashed into a silver Chevy Malibu on southbound Schaefer, near the Jeffries (Interstate 96) Service Drive. The 32-year-old man who drove the Malibu died. The man who drove the Uplander was arrested.

Officers in the 10th precinct were also busy late Monday with another crime. Around 11:15 p.m., a 7-year-old girl was shot in a home on the 2900 block of Monterey, which is south of Davison and west of Linwood. She remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.

jdickson@detroitnews.com