Police: Gas station robbery suspect shoots self amid police chase

Police near scene where robbery suspect shot himself while being chased by police


BRADLEY, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a suspect in a Saturday afternoon armed robbery shot and killed himself while being chased by police.

The Clark Gas Station in Martin was robbed at around 3:45 p.m. Shortly thereafter police began searching for a suspect vehicle, Michigan State Police said.

An Allegan County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle matching the suspect description and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The suspects took off prompting a short chase before the suspect crashed the vehicle on 10th Street just north 129th Avenue in Bradley – south of Wayland.

Police near scene where robbery suspect shot himself while being chased by police
Police near scene where robbery suspect shot himself while being chased by police

As officers approached, the suspect shot and killed himself, Michigan State Police Lt. Chuck Christensen told 24 Hour News 8. At some point a responding Allegan County Sheriff’s deputy also fired a shot but did not hit anyone.

A second suspect was also in the vehicle. That person was taken into custody following the incident.

Michigan State Police is handling the investigation into the shooting. Several officers from both state police and the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department were on the scene as the investigation continued into Saturday evening.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the robbery occurred at the Admiral Gas Station in Martin. It has been corrected to state that the robbery occurred at the Clark Gas Station in Martin.

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