Charges filed against shooting suspect that allegedly led chase through Elkhart, Cass counties

Charges have been filed against the shooting suspect that allegedly led law enforcement on a chase from Elkhart County to Cass County, Michigan, according to the Elkhart Police Department.

At 9:03 p.m. Monday night, officers were called to the 1800 block of Filbert Way for a shooting report.

The victim said a known suspect fired several shots at her apartment's sliding glass door and she and another man were inside, reports said.

No injuries were reported in the shooting.

The suspect was located in a vehicle near the intersection of West Beardsley Avenue and North Michigan Street around 9:15 p.m. but did not stop when officers tried to pull him over.

As the pursuit went on, officers deployed stop sticks and attempted to block major intersections.

The stop sticks eventually disabled the vehicle west of Pokagon Highway and Oak Grove Road. 

From there, the suspect fled on foot on foot and a K9 unit was deployed to track the suspect further. 

The pursuit ended and the suspect was taken into custody at 10:29 p.m. 

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Whitman of Elkhart, was taken to the Cass County Jail, reports said.

He's been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.

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