Suspect in custody after shots fired, police chase in Benton Harbor


One suspect is in custody after a police chase in Benton Harbor Saturday afternoon.

Police say officers responded to reports of shots fired at a home near Pavone and May Street.

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When an officer arrived, he saw the suspect leaving the home and a chase pursued about five or six blocks, according toDetective Wes Smigielski with the Benton Harbor Police Department

Smigielski says the suspect then rammed the officer's vehicle, flipping his own Chevy Blazer.

The suspect then tried to flee on foot, according to police, but was caught a block away.

The suspect was checked for minor injuries and is now in police custody.

The officer involved was not injured.

The Benton Harbor Police Department will be releasing more information on this incident later today, according to Smigielski.