Police recovered seven of the 13 vehicles but had located only one suspect, aside from the Mustang driver who died, ABC 12 in Flint reported. They said large-scale vehicle thefts have become increasingly common in the area, but that this was the first incident involving gunfire.
The thieves shot at the holding lot’s security guard and rammed his car in the incident, which happened around 3 a.m. Nov. 14. The guard was not injured.
“Fired shots at him, he exchanged gunfire with those suspects,” Flint Police Chief Terance Green told Fox 2. “They were able to get into vehicles and drove through the gate, damaging other vehicles on the way out and were able to get away.”