Driver Shot Dead And Body Found In Car Trunk Following Police Car Chase

Stock image of a police car. The crash happened close to the Dearborn-Detroit border.

A man was shot dead and a second body found in the trunk of a car following a police chase in Michigan.

Dearborn police began chasing a Dodge Charger after carrying out a traffic stop with regards to an endangered or missing person investigation on Sunday afternoon.

The suspect then fled before crashing into a home on Tireman Avenue near Wyoming Avenue on the Detroit-Dearborn border.

When officers approached the vehicle, there was an exchange of gunfire between the driver and the police. The suspect was fatally shot by police, according to local media sources.

Michigan government figures show that there were 245,432 crashes in the state in 2021. In 2020 there were 282,640, meaning there was a 15 percent uptick between that year and 2021.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings from across the U.S., two people in Dearborn were shot dead this year before Sunday’s police chase.

The database found 1,266 people have been killed in officer-involved shootings since January 1.

Police opened the trunk of the Dodge Charger and found a person’s body inside. One passenger was later transported to a local hospital with injuries that had been sustained in the crash, according to Fox2.

Residents in the neighborhood told the network they were shocked that something like this had happened.

Rehab Jadallah told the network: “All of a sudden I hear this huge crash, and then I go look out the front door outside and this car had gone into this house right where I live, the window is completely broken.”

Nasser Saleh added: “I’m kind of scared because my kids walk to school and every time I hear a shooting, I think about my family. I don’t want anything to happen to them or to any other kids either.”

Police did not share any further information about the victim found in the trunk, the passenger, or the suspect.

Dearborn officers are carrying out an investigation into what happened leading up to the police chase and crash.

Newsweek has contacted the Dearborn Police Department for comment.

In January, a high-speed police chase in Indiana ended in tragedy when the driver smashed into the back of a semi-truck trailer.

Police with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office tried to pull over Eric White, 21, in Gary for speeding and running a red light.

White did not pull over and led police on a 130mph chase, ABC 13 News reported. He later started to swerve across lanes on Interstate 80/94, causing him to crash into a semi.

Related Articles

    Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

    NEWS RELATED

    'SNL' Trolls Southwest — And The People Who Fly It

    The “Saturday Night Live” cast took off on Southwest Airlines’ dismal performance over the winter holidays with gags about its antique computers, hand-written schedules and a one-eyed pilot. The sketch — in the form of a mock ad for the airline — boasted about Southwest’s new “premier lounge” — inside ...

    View more: 'SNL' Trolls Southwest — And The People Who Fly It

    Is Nikki Haley setting a ‘man-trap’ for Trump, Pompeo and other 2024 rivals?

    Is Nikki Haley setting a ‘man-trap’ for Trump, Pompeo and other 2024 rivals? In a recent appearance on Fox News, Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, listened while host Sean Hannity listed some of the potential Republican candidates she might ...

    View more: Is Nikki Haley setting a ‘man-trap’ for Trump, Pompeo and other 2024 rivals?

    A Bull Market Is Coming: Here’s What I’m Buying to Prepare

    A bull outlined against a field The stock market is off to a great start in 2023. The S&P 500, the TSX Composite Index and the NASDAQ all started off the year with positive gains, and there are signs that the gains will continue. Last year, central banks raised ...

    View more: A Bull Market Is Coming: Here’s What I’m Buying to Prepare

    Djokovic wins 1st set of Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas

    Djokovic wins 1st set of Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won the opening set 6-3 against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men’s singles final on Sunday. Djokovic broke Tsitsipas’ serve in the fourth game of the opening set to take a ...

    View more: Djokovic wins 1st set of Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas

    Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92

    Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92 Actress, teacher and former senator Viola Léger has died at the age of 92. A release from management company Le Grenier musique says Léger died Saturday in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Léger was best known for ...

    View more: Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92

    Like vinyl, but for photos: Why film cameras are back in focus

    In an ever-increasing digital world where rarely an hour, let alone a day, goes by without gazing at a smartphone or tablet, some people are redeveloping their passion for a technology seemingly headed for extinction: the film camera. In recent years, the popularity of the devices has outstripped supply — driven largely ...

    View more: Like vinyl, but for photos: Why film cameras are back in focus

    ‘Tidying Up’ Host Marie Kondo Explains Why She’s ‘Kind Of Given Up’ On Her Own ‘Messy’ Home

    Marie Kondo Marie Kondo has become the go-to expert for decluttering one’s home, thanks to her Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and “Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo”. During a recent webinar promoting her new book, Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve ...

    View more: ‘Tidying Up’ Host Marie Kondo Explains Why She’s ‘Kind Of Given Up’ On Her Own ‘Messy’ Home

    NFL to review 'mechanics' of tackle that injured Cowboys' Tony Pollard, per report

    The tackle that ended Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard’s season is under review and could potentially lead to a rule change. The NFL’s Competition Committee will review the “mechanics of the tackle in Pollard’s case,” the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Pollard suffered a broken left fibula and high ankle sprain in Dallas’ 19-12 loss against ...

    View more: NFL to review 'mechanics' of tackle that injured Cowboys' Tony Pollard, per report

    Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan

    One of Dubai's Most Luxurious New Hotels Opens Next Month — Here's a Sneak Peek Inside

    Obamas ramp up calls for police reform after ‘vicious’ beating of Tyre Nichols

    Vinyl fans eager for first pick at 98-year-old Newfoundland radio station's sale

    Price of furnace oil on P.E.I. soars 14.3 cents a litre in 2 days

    EDITORIAL: Supreme Court endorses ‘hypothetical’ cases

    This painting was found in a farm shed covered in bird droppings. It sold for $3 million

    How supermarket freezers are heating the planet, and how they could change

    Letters: January 29, 2023

    Saskatchewan tech companies receive high interest despite layoffs from Meta, Google, others

    Got $3,000? 3 TSX Growth Stocks to Buy in January 2023

    Your Horoscope This Week: 29th January to 4th February, 2023

    OTHER NEWS