Suspect allegedly fleeing Roseville police struck by vehicle on I-94

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 16, 2023

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ROSEVILLE — A suspect allegedly fleeing from Roseville police was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 94 during the afternoon Aug. 14.

At approximately 2 p.m., the suspect reportedly fled on foot into westbound I-94, south of the Gratiot Avenue entrance ramp.

The 25-year-old man was suspected of stealing from a local convenience store and had physically resisted an officer before taking off on foot, according to a press release from the Roseville Police Department.

Officers gave chase on foot and the suspect reportedly hopped a fence, crossing onto I-94 in front of oncoming traffic.

“The suspect was struck by a single vehicle and is in critical condition at an area hospital,” the press release states. “The driver of the vehicle that struck the suspect was uninjured but very emotional for obvious reasons. Officers stayed with the driver until family arrived to assist them in coping with the incident.”

According to the press release, the crash was witnessed by a Roseville officer who was approximately 20 yards behind the fleeing suspect, who advised that the driver did not have any chance to avoid the suspect.

More information will be released as it becomes available, the press release states.