Man's fatal shooting by Detroit officer under investigation

Posted at 7:56 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 07:56:48-05

Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man by a Detroit police officer.

Chief James Craig told reporters that Raynard Burton had been involved in a carjacking two days before he struggled with an officer and was shot Monday.

Craig said Wednesday that two officers in a patrol car tried to stop a speeding car Monday afternoon. The driver didn't stop, struck a building and then fled on foot.

One of the officers chased Burton behind a vacant house on the city's west side where the shooting occurred. Police later learned the car Burton was driving was taken Saturday in a carjacking.

Craig said Burton previously had been arrested for assault, auto theft and drugs.