Brother involved in police chase, shootout charged

Aaron Pelletier's mug shot.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – A man who led police on a high-speed chase that ended in his brother being shot and killed by officers has been charged.

On Nov. 17, 29-year-old Aaron Pelletier was arraigned on fleeing and eluding police, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm charges. If convicted, he faces a mandatory two years in prison for the felony firearm charges, followed by up to five years for the other charges.

Sean Pelletier was shot and killed by officers on May 14 after deputies tried to arrest him during a traffic stop and Aaron instead led them on a high-speed chase that ended at a Portage apartment complex.

Aaron was also shot in the incident, but survived.

His sisters, Amy and Michelle Pelletier, were later arrested on charges stemming from an eviction case involving the sisters and Sean, all of whom were apparently refusing to pay rent to their mother to live in a home she owned in Portage.

Amy and Michelle Pelletier's May 2015 mug shots from the Kalamazoo County Jail.
Amy and Michelle Pelletier’s May 2015 mug shots from the Kalamazoo County Jail.

The sisters were arrested at the house in question, less than three weeks after the death of Sean.

Michelle was convicted of resisting and obstructing police. She was sentence to time served and a year of probation.

Amy’s trial is scheduled to start on Tuesday.

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