(WJBK) - A Michigan State trooper has been suspended for his involvement in a police pursuit Saturday that left a teenager driving an ATV dead.
A 15-year-old boy was killed while fleeing police on a four-wheeler this weekend. Police announced Monday that preliminary investigation reveals the trooper chasing the teen deployed a Taser during the pursuit, which hit the boy while he was driving the ATV prior to the crash.
Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, family members says Demond Grimes was riding his ATV on Rossini Drive near Gratiot Avenue when a trooper attempted to pull him over.
Police say the trooper used lights and sirens to stop the ATV but the driver refused to stop.
That's when they pursued the teen, who police say attempted to drive off the roadway, lost control and crashed into a pickup truck.
However, family members told FOX 2 they believe the trooper ran into the back of the driver, causing him to fly off the ATV and hit the truck.
The situation is still under investigation.
The trooper involved has been suspended. His name has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the MSP Metro South Post at (734) 287-5000.