Chase that killed sheriff's deputy began when suspect posed 'threat to public'

Sheriff's Office

"Traffic was minimal and the pursuit was at moderate speeds", the sheriff's office said in a news release says.

Investigators believe he was intentionally struck by the suspect, a Macomb County man.

According to officials, the officer was attempting to deploy stop sticks during a police pursuit when he was hit by the suspect's vehicle.

Overall's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner and the department will ask prosecutors to charge him shortly.

Attached is his department photo.

A veteran Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy was hit and killed during a pursuit Thursday morning. He was 50-years-old. He was recently married and had one adult son. Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information.

Deputy Eric Overall, a 22-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was struck by the fleeing suspect's vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of southbound M-15 at Seymour Lake Road.

The chase made its way to Brandon Township via Lapeer County, starting on westbound Interstate 69, then to southbound M-15.

The suspect was arrested immediately at the scene.

The Oakland County Special Investigation Unit is investigating the incident.

The sheriff's office is working to notify next-of-kin.

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