Woodhaven Police Shoot, Kill Man at Walmart
The following information was supplied by the Woodhaven Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Woodhaven police shot and killed a man at Walmart, 23800 Allen Road, after the man attempted to use a stolen vehicle to run down two officers at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Woodhaven Police Department.
Police were called to the Walmart in reference to a larceny report, and after arriving on the scene the responding officers were confronted by a man carrying a screwdriver in the parking lot.
The two officers ordered the man to drop the screwdriver, at which time he got into the stolen vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to run down one of the officers. The man missed the officer and struck a nearby patrol car.
The man then put the stolen vehicle into drive and made an attempt to run down the other responding officer.
The officers then fired their weapons to stop the assault, killing the man.
Police arrested a woman who was allegedly with the man, attempting to shoplift from the store. The woman is being held at the Woodhaven Police Department.
There was no further information available early Wednesday morning on either the man or the woman, according to Lt. Tim Ames of the Woodhaven Police Department.
No officers were injured in the incident.
The investigation has been handed over to the Michigan State Police.