Sheriff: Suspect Shoots Self In Chest
Port Huron Man Charged, Also Accused In Home Break-In
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A 24-year-old Port Huron man has been charged after shooting himself twice while being pulled over for reckless driving, deputies said.
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Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said Gregory Allen Weaks was pulled over Sunday evening on North Avenue, just south of 23 Mile Road, after someone called 911 to report seeing a black Ford Falcon weaving all over the road.
"We watched him go down the wrong side of the road and a bunch of other stuff, too," the 911 caller said.
Hackel said as deputies approached his car, Weaks shot himself twice in the chest, telling deputies he did it because he didn't want to go back to jail.
He remains under a drug-induced coma at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.
Hackel said Weaks, and two other people who were in the car, are suspected of being involved in a Chesterfield Township home break-in, and could face charges in that case.
For the shooting, Weaks has been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and weapons felony firearm.