Police chase ends in fatal shooting

A police chase that began in Crawford County, ended in Traverse City with a fatal shooting.

Michigan State Police say the chase began after a 56-year-old Oscoda man fled Crawford County Deputies during a traffic stop. The man led police in the chase into Grand Traverse County.

The chase ended in the front yard of a home in Traverse City, where police say the man got out of his vehicle and confronted police with a high-powered rifle. Deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and Traverse City Police Department fired at the man, killing him. No officers were hurt.

7&4 News was on scene around 1am Tuesday at the corner of Barlow and Boyd Avenue, just south of Eighth Street, which is where the chase came to an end.

Michigan State Police were still on scene at 9:15am. A truck, believed to be involved in the chase was being towed away.

Patrol units involved in the chase include: Crawford County, Kalkaska County, Grand Traverse County, Traverse City Police and Michigan State Police.