Police identify victims of Berrien County police pursuit crash

NOW: Police identify victims of Berrien County police pursuit crash

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three people died and one person was listed in critical condition after a police pursuit in Berrien County ended in a crash Sunday morning.

The crash occurred at M-139 near Rockey Weed Road in Royalton Township around 5:11 a.m. Five local and state agencies responded to the call. 

A neighbor of the Black Arsenal Gun Store called police about hearing glass break and told them a Gold SUV just left the store headed toward Red Arrow Highway.

Berrien County Sheriff's Department says the suspects allegedly broke into the store and took several firearms.

Approximately 15 minutes after the intial call, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller. The vehicle stopped near mile marker 27 on I-94, near the Niles Avenue exit, when it sped off. 

BCSD says the deputy engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle on eastbound I-94.

The vehicle then exited at M-139 and turned towards Scottsdale when it lost control just north of Rockey Weed Road and crashed into a large tree. 

The four individuals were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. 

The driver, 20-year-old Jayshaun Fuller from Benton Harbor, and passengers were Davion Marquez Patton and Allan Trevon-James Velox, both 17-years-old were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The surviving passenger of the crash was Anton Duran Morgan, a 17-year-old from Benton Harbor was listed in critical condition at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. 

According to deputies, eight firearms -- three pistols, one shotgun, and five rifles-- were recovered from the suspect vehicle. 

Officials say the deputies involved in the pursuit were placed on paid administrative leave as the case is reviewed by the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office. 

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