Watch police chase involving two Elkhart men that ends with PIT maneuver, crash

A dash camera video from a Three Rivers, Mich., police cruiser shows an SUV with two Elkhart men and a third suspect from Three Rivers overturn after a Michigan State Police trooper used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to stop a pursuit on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

THREE RIVERS, Mich. — Police released a video Monday showing a pursuit involving two Elkhart men and a third person wanted for attempted murder and other charges on Saturday. 

Three Rivers, Mich., police and the Michigan State Police responded to the 200 block of River Drive on Saturday after residents reported three men armed with handguns tried to rob them, according to a Three Rivers police press release. The victims fought with the men outside into the front yard of the apartment building.

Several gunshots were fired once the fight reached the outdoors, but nobody was inured as a result. The alleged assailants then fled the scene in a black Nissan SUV, according to the press release.

A Michigan State Police trooper spotted an SUV matching the description of the suspect vehicle near the scene and initiated a traffic stop, Three Rivers police reported. The SUV stopped, then fled from officers about the same time a Three Rivers police officer arrived to provide backup.

Both police officers chased the vehicle for a couple miles until the state police trooper successfully performed a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver as the SUV rounded a corner. The maneuver caused the SUV to spin partially, then turn over onto its side, the dash camera video shows.

All three suspects in the SUV were arrested. They are facing charges of attempted murder, committing a felony with a  firearm and violating Michigan's concealed weapons laws, police said.

(4) comments


What are the names and addresses of the three occupants of the Nissan?

Ma Yoder

Yup...just a couple more upstanding goons from Elkhart...

Tim Stewart

No worries... they'll be Michigan residents for 8 to 10.



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