DETROIT — A 22-year-old man wanted for attempted murder was arrested Friday in Detroit following a 45-minute, high-speed chase along freeways and streets.
The man bolted from his vehicle and jumped a concrete barrier separating an interstate’s lanes before apparently being struck by another vehicle and landing on its roof.
“I don’t know if he was hit or tried to run up the hood of a car — or a combination of both,” Detroit police Deputy Chief David LeValley said.
Officers then surrounded the man, tackling him to the ground.
Investigators were seeking the man in connection with a shooting Thursday morning that left a woman in critical condition, LeValley said.
Officers located the man about 10 a.m. Friday, but he evaded capture after a short car chase. They spotted him again around noon in northwest Detroit and pursued him into the downtown area near police headquarters.
He finally was captured in southwest Detroit. The chase passed through about a half-dozen police precincts.
LeValley said it appears the man fled from the vehicle he was driving because it had a flat tire.
No injuries were reported from either of the chases. No shots were fired.
“Police pursuits are a very dangerous activity,” LeValley said. “We are very conscientious of what type of crimes to chase for, time of day, day of the week, road conditions. This suspect is wanted for attempted murder at this point, and probably murder very soon. That being the most egregious crime that is out there, it’s something that we tend to weigh heavily versus chasing somebody for minor felony offenses, traffic.”