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15-year-old carjacking suspect who allegedly drove over scout car turns himself in, police say

Posted at 5:24 PM, Sep 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-06 17:24:36-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police say the 15-year-old carjacking suspect who drove over a scout car has turned himself in.

Detroit Police Chief James White identified the suspect at 15-year-old Michael Malik Brown during a news conference Tuesday evening.

White said they were confident Brown was driving the stolen white 2012 GMC Yukon at the time of the incident Sunday evening.

The car had been spotted by an officer during a rolling carjacking surveillance operation in that area of Lahser and W. McNichols on Detroit's west side. It had reportedly been stolen around 5 p.m. in an armed robbery in the area of Fenkell Ave. and Beaverland St., which is about 1 1/2 away.

Officers were able to surround the Yukon at a Green Light gas station at 8 Mile and Glastonbury, where one of the four occupants exited the SUV to surrender. That's when White says the driver of the car tried to get away, backing into one scout car and then driving over the hood of another. As the vehicle was fleeing, it hit an officer who was able to roll out of the way.

That officer and two others opened fire, firing a total of 9 shots, according to White. Eight of the shots hit the Yukon. White says evidence found later indicates that the driver was not hit.

While the vehicle was leaving that gas station, a second occupant got out and tried to surrender to police.

The driver of the Yukon then drove off, before crashing into a tree about 3 blocks away while under surveillance by the drag racing detail. A third passenger was captured at the scene of the crash, but the driver was able to get away.