Southfield police shoot 2 following home break-in

Published On: Mar 11 2013 01:16:49 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 04 2013 12:22:16 PM EST

Southfield police shot a suspect in a home break-in, and then chased his alleged accomplices down the Lodge Service Drive, early Monday morning.


Southfield police shot two people early Monday after a home break-in call turned into a high speed chase with the alleged suspects and their accomplices.

Police said when they arrived on scene at the home in the 21000 block of Potomac they saw three suspects running from the address and into a vehicle stopped on the street.


Police said they approached the vehicle and tried to make contact with the occupants. That's when, police said, the driver of the vehicle sped forward toward the officers. The officers then fired their weapons and struck two people who were in the vehicle.

"It was startling," said witness Lonnie Neufeld, whose home is right at the center of the crime scene. "A volley of shots, some yelling and a car speeding away. I finally peeked out the window but I was kind of afraid."

His driveway is blocked off with crime scene tape.

"They had a guy pinned to the ground here, right at the edge of my property," he said. "Apparently they tried to break into the home down the street."

The homeowner whose home was targeted by the suspects told Local 4 off camera she woke up to banging sounds and called police.

She said she's packed her bags and won't be returning back to her home during the investigation out of fear.

The vehicle then led the officers on a pursuit that ended at Eleven Mile and Lahser.

A total of five suspects were arrested, with two of them being treated at local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.


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