State police: Armed man killed after Detroit-area chase

Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 16:54:25-04

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State police say a man has been killed by troopers in suburban Detroit after he sped away during a traffic stop and later emerged from his vehicle with a gun.

Lt. Mike Shaw says the fatal shooting occurred Friday near the entrance of Lower Huron Metro Park in Van Buren Township. The chase started miles away in Taylor.

Shaw says the man got out of his truck, ran to trees and went into a firing stance. He says the tragedy could have been easily avoided if the man had simply cooperated with troopers during the traffic stop.

Shaw says the two troopers “will never forget this as long as they live.” He didn’t know if one or both troopers shot the man. The dead man had no identification.