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March 6, 2013

Police shoot two home invasion suspects

By Jessica Strachan
C & G Staff Writer

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield officers shot two men March 4 during a reported home invasion in the 21000 block of Potomac.

Police say the suspected home invaders attempted to run the officers down in their vehicle while trying to flee. All five suspects in the car were eventually arrested, with the two shot and wounded being treated in a local hospital.

Officers were reportedly responding to a resident’s call on a home invasion attempt around 3:50 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they observed three suspects running from the home and then entering a vehicle waiting on the street, according to Lt. Michael Leon of the Southfield Police Department.

Just as officers were approaching the vehicle, the driver reportedly sped forward to strike the Southfield Police Department patrol vehicle and then backed up to speed toward the officers who were on foot.

The officers responded by firing their weapons and striking two of the suspects who were in the vehicle, according to the report.

Backup officers pursued the car, according to Lt. Nick Loussia, and arrested the five suspects in the area of 11 Mile and Lahser roads; two were taken to the hospital with non-threatening conditions. Loussia said that they had been in stable condition as of the morning of March 4.

The two had only minor injuries, including scrapes on the wrists and knees, and charges are pending for the suspects.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Jessica Strachan at jstrachan@candgnews.com or at (586)279-1108.