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(VIDEO) Police cruiser mows down murder suspect during highway shootout

M7 northbound at a crawl all westbound lanes on M7 have been shut since the accident and possibly up to 3 days. (Highway Patrol Images/Flickr)
September 28, 2018

A wild video surfaced this week showing the moment a police officer used his vehicle to mow down a murder suspect on the highway.

Grand Rapids, Mich. police officers were in pursuit of Adam Nolin, 33, who was accused of murdering his girlfriend, when a shootout began on the highway, Wood TV8 reported Thursday. Nolin exited his vehicle while firing at the officers, and was mowed down by a police cruiser shortly after.

Watch the intense incident in the witness-captured video below:

Law enforcement was on the lookout for Nolin after the Wyoming Department of Public Safety named him as a suspect in the death of Tia Mae Randall. Randall, 27, was a mother of two and reportedly dating Nolin. She was found murdered at a mobile home park in Wyoming.

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Nolin, who had a history of assault and vandalism, was reported as armed and dangerous.

On Thursday morning, Grand Rapids police identified Nolin’s vehicle traveling on highway 131 and attempted a traffic stop. Nolin failed to stop, leading authorities on a chase.

Eventually, he crashed and his truck came to a stop in the opposite direction on the highway. He exited his truck, then began shooting at officers while backing up toward a median wall. Officers immediately returned fire, but an approaching police car accelerated toward Nolin and struck him.

Video shows the car colliding with Nolin, sending him flying into the emergency lane. An officer rushed toward Nolin, who remained on the ground.

Nolin was transported by ambulance with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was reported in stable condition.

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 TV8. “It was a little scary being so close to it, and seeing the weapon being fired was terrifying.”

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The highway was shut down as authorities conducted an investigation, causing significant traffic delays. This frustrated travelers amid a busy weekend as Grand Rapids hosts an international art competition. U.S. 131 is also one of the busiest highways in the area.