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Video: Suspect Fleeing Detroit Police at High Speed Hits 6 Children, Kills 2

June 25, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Suspect Fleeing Detroit Police at High Speed Hits 6 Children, Kills 2

Two children were killed Wednesday evening when they were hit by a car that was involved in a chase with Detroit police on the city's east side.

Family told WXYZ TV 3-year-old Makiah Jackson and 6-year-old Michelangelo Jackson died from their injuries. Four other children were injured.

The victims were hit near Frankfort and Nottingham. Sources say the Camaro that was involved in the chase was stolen.

Officers first spotted the suspects with a gun at around 8 p.m. They took off and officers gave chase. The driver of the Camaro lost control, went up on the sidewalk and hit the two groups of kids before hitting a house.

Police say the chase lasted about 75 seconds, and the suspect's car reached speeds of 80 mph.

Comments (5)

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kevCopAz @ 6/25/2015 4:30 PM

Im sure that the DPD will be blamed for the actions of a criminal. If what I read was accurate, lasted 75 seconds) the PD should obviously NOT be blamed, but under the present Media and anti police sediments I doubt it and they will be sued.

westcoastleo @ 6/26/2015 12:33 AM

But I'm sure the town will blame the police...

Fran @ 6/26/2015 4:47 AM

A man with a gun calls for action, the end result is on the suspect, who should spend the rest of his life in prison. It is time to let the police do their jobs and put the blame where it belongs, a suspect with a gun and fleeing from the police. I feel so badly for the family of the children involved, innocent children who just wanted to live and grow up. My condolences go out to the parents. This disregard for lives has got to stop, the justice system needs to do put people like this suspect away.

Ok @ 6/26/2015 5:08 AM

Here in NY the chase would have been called off almost immediately. The concept that the police are to blame for the actions of criminals has been part of the culture here for so long it is depressing.

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/26/2015 11:10 AM

All of the comments here are right on. I believe that the perps did this on purpose so as to cause unrest against the police. They know that they will never serve all their sentences because there will be plea bargaining due to the fact that jail and prisons are overcrowded. Its not right but that's the way it is until the taxpaying public decides they have had enough which will probably be never.

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