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Deputies shoot, kill suspect following Pontiac pursuit

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-14 18:14:05-05

(WXYZ) — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies shot and killed a suspect following a pursuit in Pontiac on December 13.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were trying to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect around 9 p.m. because they believed he was involved in a shooting incident at the Carriage Circle Apartment Complex last weekend. Once deputies approached the vehicle and started asking questions, the driver reportedly took off at a high rate of speed.

During the pursuit, deputies performed a PIT maneuver on the sedan near Westway and Benson to stop the vehicle, but when the suspect came out, officials say he “turned abruptly towards the deputies with a two-handed posture.” That’s when deputies reportedly fired at the suspect, striking him.

Deputies rendered aid at the scene, but the 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit.