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UPDATE: 3 suspects still at large after police chase in Farmington Hills

CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for August 11, 2023

CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for August 11, 2023


FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (CBS DETROIT) – The Farmington Hills Police Department has released an update on the suspects they have arrested in connection with a police chase that took place on Monday afternoon.

Two suspects were arrested, one was charged, while three are still on the run.

Farmington Hills Police Department was involved in a vehicular chase on Middlebelt Road, south of Grand River Avenue, at about 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8.

“The incident was initiated by an alert generated by a FLOCK LPR identifying a vehicle with a stolen license plate,” said Farmington Hills Police Department. Officers responded to the area of ​​the alert and quickly located the vehicle and confirmed the information obtained from the LPR. The suspect vehicle, a gray 2024 Dodge Durango, sped up when it saw marked patrol cars moving to block its journey and actively attempted to dodge them.”

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During the pursuit, the suspected driver deliberately crashed into a flagged police car that had attempted to slow down and stop the vehicle. The accident disabled the police vehicle and damaged and slowed down the suspected vehicle.

Police say officers were able to stop the vehicle and the suspects ran away. One suspect was immediately arrested, a second suspect was arrested a short time later. Three suspects are still on the run.

Surveillance footage showed one suspect had an AK-47-style rifle, and officers returned to the area where the incident took place and recovered the weapon.

As the Farmington Hills Police Department continues to search for the three suspects, they have released more information about the two suspects arrested.

A suspect was identified as a 24-year-old man, with pending charges. A second suspect, identified as Destinee Amorie James, was charged with resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 112.

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