Video from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office body camera shows a gun being fired at a group of teenagers, who deputies say were in the midst of a crime spree.
Deputies say the teenagers stole several vehicles, including a construction truck in March.
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It took the work of four law enforcement agencies to capture three minors.
Body camera video provides insight into a police chase that caused multiple crashes and shows how a suspect accidentally got off the hook.
Two miners flee in a stolen truck from the construction site on I-94 in Kalamazoo, sweeping other cars in their path.
Video from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office body camera shows this is the second car stolen by the teens in minutes.
The other car was abandoned on Kilgore Road in Portage Street after video revealed an in-vehicle security system stopped the car.
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At the end of the car chase, on Romence Road. The teenagers run off, then they are caught.
The video footage shows two suspects placed in police cars, while a third suspect is arrested by another MP.
The deputy detained the teenager and then took him home. Saying in the video that the child’s friends left without him, saving him from any potential charges.
Sheriff Richard Fuller tells me today that none of the three teenagers were taken to jail. A new Michigan law no longer allows 17-year-olds to be charged as adults.
Fuller also explains that with fewer minors arriving in prison, they see more repeat offenders within days, committing the same crime.
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