Man Shoots Self Following Police Chase

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

"Police say they received information about an armed man living as a survivalist in a wooded area of Emmett Township."

Authorities say a Battle Creek man was critically hurt after shooting himself in the chest during a police chase.
The 27-year-old man was being pursued Friday by Calhoun County sheriff's deputies with a mental petition order.
Police say they received information about an armed man living as a survivalist in a wooded area of Emmett Township. A township public safety officer tried to stop him in his vehicle but the man displayed a firearm and sped off.
The man was finally stopped by police and he fired a shot inside his vehicle. He was taken to a hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.
Authorities say he will be charged with fleeing and eluding police and for being a felon possessing a firearm.


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