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AUBURN HILLS, November 14, 2022 ~ A shelter in place order at Oakland University was was put in place early Monday morning after armed suspects allegedly involved in multiple vehicle thefts and at least one fatality were seen fleeing across campus.
The vehicles were reported stolen from a dealership in Genesee County where shots were said to have been fired. This led to a pursuit that ended in an accident on southbound I-75, leaving one person dead and another in critical condition.
The armed suspects fled the crash scene and were later spotted on East Campus, leading Oakland University police to order students to remain indoors until further notice.
November 14, 2022 ~ Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard talks to 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick about the ongoing situation on Oakland University‘s campus, and he says police are searching for two armed car thieves.
(CONTINUED) Officials say that the shelter in place order was lifted after a witness reported the two men had gotten into a vehicle and left the area. The suspects are still at large.
“A perimeter was set. Whether they are still in or not is subject to discovery,” said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard to 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick. “But again, we have air assets up, we’ve got dogs from the Pontiac substation…so kind of a work in progress.”
Classes and other university activities were delayed until noon.
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