2 arrested in carjacking of off-duty cop in Detroit

Detroit — Two men have been arrested in connection with a carjacking of an off-duty Metro Detroit police officer early Tuesday. A third suspect remains at large, investigators said.

Authorities tracked down one of the suspects, identified as a 22-year-old man, to the 2500 block of Norman hours after he allegedly fired shots at officers who tried to pull over the car he was in, according to the Detroit Police Department. No one was injured.

Earlier Tuesday, police arrested another suspect who was spotted driving the 2019 black Dodge Ram taken at gunpoint from an off-duty Harper Woods officer outside a gas station in the 4200 block of West Fort about 2:40 a.m. 

That suspect was taken into custody after "a relatively short, high-speed pursuit" that ended in Melvindale, police Chief James Craig told reporters.

A description of the third suspect was not immediately available.

Craig said all three are believed to have been involved in the carjacking of the Harper Woods officer as well as others. A white van used as a getaway vehicle in that incident was believed to have been taken in another carjacking Monday, he said.

Police are also investigating the possibility that the group was involved in a third carjacking reported about 5:30 p.m. Monday at Romanowski Park on Lonyo between Michigan Avenue and John Kronk. 

A man in his 30s was approached by two men in a white van, possibly a Chevy Astro, police said. One of the men exited the van, gun drawn, and demanded the victim turn over his items. The victim complied, and the man got into the victim's vehicle, a white 2005 Toyota Camry with a Michigan license plate number of DSK 8119, and drove off.