WALPOLE (CBS) – A Norwood man is under arrest after police say he led officers on a car chase and shot at them overnight.
It started around 11:20 p.m. when officers tried to pull over 31-year-old Steven Brant for a traffic stop in Norwood. But, they say, he took off down Route 1A south and led police on a chase for several miles into Walpole.
Brant lost control of his SUV near Kendall Street, struck a utility pole and a traffic light and then hit a Norwood police cruiser.
That’s when police say Brant starting shooting at them, firing multiple rounds.
Officers say they did not fire back but they were able to subdue him. They also say one of Brant’s bullets struck his own head.
“At first we believed it was just a graze wound, but it looks like the round did get lodged in his head,” Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael told WBZ-TV.
Brant was taken to a local hospital for surgery and is now facing several charges.
Police say all of their officers are safe and they are grateful no innocent bystanders were hurt.
Brant was involved in pursuits in the past, damaging two Walpole cruisers, according to Carmichael.
“Hopefully after the charges come out, he’ll be where he’s supposed to be for awhile,” the chief said.