A man suspected of killing his girlfriend was struck by a police cruiser after he leapt out of his vehicle during a chase and ran across the highway, according to reports.
Adam Kenneth Nolin, 33, is visibly battered and bloody in his mug shot, taken following the ordeal.
He was arraigned in his hospital room and charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of fleeing and eluding and weapons charges after the dramatic police pursuit, West Michigan news station Fox 17 reports.
Nolin apparently crashed his truck along busy US-131 during the chase. He then jumped out of his vehicle and fired at officers, according to local station WOOD-TV.
“We heard a crash. We thought it was just an accident, looked up and an individual got out of his truck, started shooting his gun," witness Mike Kavanajh told WOOD. "It was a little scary being so close to it, and seeing the weapon being fired was terrifying."
He then attempted to run toward the highway’s concrete median, according to WOOD-TV, which is when he was hit by the police car.
The impact reportedly sent Nolin flying into the air. He was transported to a nearby hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The chase occurred after police had announced that Nolin was wanted for questioning in connection to the death of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Tia Randall.
The mom of two was found dead in her home at Creekside Estates mobile home park on Thursday, Michigan Live reports.
Neighbors described Randall as quiet and shy and said they were shocked by the killing.
Police arrived at the scene Thursday morning and used a loudspeaker to instruct Nolin to come out of the home, not knowing he had already fled, according to WOOD-TV.
"It was really scary to wake up and see that and then to have a detective come over and asking us questions and telling us that he found a woman's body in there," neighbor Peggy Gales told the station. "That little corner, it's like we're family almost. So to get up and see this, it's like, wow."
She described the allegations that Nolin may have been involved in the death "shocking," adding that she had never even heard the couple fight.
Randall's children, who were not at home at the time of her death, have been taken into custody by Child Protective Services.
Nolin has not yet been charged in the death, but additional charges are expected, Michigan Live reports.
[Photo: Associated Press]
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