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Bank robbery leads to police chase, shootout in Battle Creek

Posted at 2:08 PM, Nov 21, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich — Three suspects are now in custody after a bank robbery that led to a police chase and shooting in Battle Creek on Saturday, police said.

Investigators said the robbery occurred at a bank in the 2000 block of Capital Avenue SW.

Suspect and vehicle descriptions were established during the initial investigation and shared with officers in the area.  Around 11:30 a.m., officers spotted a vehicle and suspects matching the description and attempted to make a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, leading to a police pursuit.

Battle Creek Police said the suspects fired several rounds at officers during the chase, which ended in the area of Cherry Street and Elm Street after the suspect vehicle crashed.

The suspects fired more rounds at officers following the crash, with responding officers returning fire, according to police. One of the three suspects, a man, was shot in the hand and was taken to Battle Creek Bronson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other two suspects were also taken into custody.  The suspects include two men and a woman.  No names have been released at this point in the investigation.

No officers were injured in the shootout.  Two officers have been placed on administrative leave following the incident, which is standard operating procedure, according to a release issued Saturday afternoon.

Federal, state and local law enforcement are now involved in the ongoing investigation.