Police officer shot at during carjacking; suspect arrested

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Police arrested a person of interest who possibly fired a shot at an officer during the early hours of June 20.

Police responded to Donald and Ternes streets about 2:30 a.m. on a report of an armed robbery and carjacking taking place.

The officer who spotted the stolen vehicle was immediately shot at by someone inside the vehicle. The officer returned fire with no known injuries as of press time.

According to WDIV Channel 4, the driver of the vehicle crashed into a patrol vehicle following a chase.
Police recovered the stolen vehicle and took the person of interest into custody a few hours later. Michigan State Police assisted in the incident.

Police are searching for possibly two more suspects involved in the carjacking.

A press release from the Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and officers are still gathering evidence and canvassing the area where the carjacking occurred.

“While I am grateful that no one was injured in this incident, I am enraged that a citizen was the victim of a violent carjacking,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “The Dearborn Police Department will aggressively investigate this crime and utilize all available resources to ensure all suspects are held accountable.”

Anyone with information on the incident can call Police Department at 313-943-2241, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-772-2589.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)

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