DETROIT (WWJ) -- One person is in custody and another is still at-large after allegedly firing shots near a police officer on Detroit’s east side early Monday evening.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says it all unfolded around 5:45 p.m. in the area of Chalmers Street and Glenfield Avenue, a couple blocks north of Outer Drive.
A veteran Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy was in the area working a narcotics detail with other officers when he had to take cover as a volley of shots were fired near his vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities say at least one home in the area was hit, but the officer was not injured.
A pair of suspects fled the scene in their vehicle, with other officers in the area quickly responding. The suspects didn’t get too far away, however, as their vehicle crashed into a tree a short distance down the road.
One of the suspects fled on foot as the other was taken into custody, and one handgun was recovered.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the gunfire or if any other parties were involved.
“Thankfully we got this guy off the street immediately,” said Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington. “Fortunately, neither the officer nor anyone else in the area was hurt. Even though the other suspect ran away, we’re continuing to investigate with our task force partners at DPD to bring that person in. As for the one in custody, he’s facing some very serious charges.”
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officers were also called to the scene and a brief perimeter was set up to track down the suspect who fled on foot.
Authorities have not released details about either suspect. Details on charges and an arraignment date for the suspect in custody are still pending.