Armed driver arrested after crash on Telegraph - Fox 2 News Headlines

Armed driver arrested after crash on Telegraph kills suspect's mother, injures his son

Posted: Updated:
The van at the scene after the accident on Telegraph Road The van at the scene after the accident on Telegraph Road
(WJBK) -

One woman is dead, a young boy is in the hospital and the driver is in custody after an accident on Telegraph Road Friday.

The moment of impact was caught on camera. A van sped through a red light and collided with an SUV. The impact ejected an 11-year-old boy from the van, who is recovering in the hospital right now and listed in "fair condition."

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch the video in Fox 2's Robin Schwartz's report
WARNING: Video also shows the young boy being ejected from the vehicle

When police arrived at the scene they say the driver got out of the van carrying a loaded gun. Officers talked him into giving the weapon up and took Leon Madison, 34, into custody.

Neighbors confirmed his identity to Schwartz after seeing Fox 2 video of him being placed into police custody. They say Madison is a cancer patient and was just in the hospital recently. They also say the woman in the vehicle, now deceased, is Madison's mother and the boy is his son.

Police recovered multiple weapons from inside Madison's vehicle and military-style weapons at his residence.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. Police say she may have been shot, and are waiting for a medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

Meanwhile Madison is not facing any charges yet and is in the hospital under observation while police continue to investigate.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Is Detroit's '313' on the way out?

    Is Detroit's '313' on the way out?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:27:13 GMT
    The 313 telephone prefix is expected to expire in the next few years.
    The 313 telephone prefix is expected to expire in the next few years.
  • High-end jewelry store robbed in West Bloomfield, 3 suspects sought

    High-end jewelry store robbed in West Bloomfield, 3 suspects sought

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:58:22 GMT
    Authorities are looking for three suspects who stole thousands of dollars worth of items from Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in West Bloomfield.
    Authorities are looking for three suspects who stole thousands of dollars worth of items from Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in West Bloomfield.
  • Feds investigating brakes on Chevrolet Impala

    Feds investigating brakes on Chevrolet Impala

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:27:34 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) -- Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning. The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was traveling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle. No injuries were reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation to determine whether ...
    DETROIT (AP) -- Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning. The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was traveling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle. No injuries were reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation to determine whether ...
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices