Indiana State Police arrested three juveniles after a pursuit Monday night in Michigan City.

At about 10:15 p.m., a was patrolling in Michigan City when a dispatch went out of a shooting that had just occurred in Michigan City.  The suspect vehicle was reported stolen and described as a white Volkswagen Jetta. At about the same time, the trooper observed a white Volkswagen Jetta traveling southbound on Franklin Street near the Meijer store.  The vehicle and license plate matched the description of the suspect vehicle that had been involved in the earlier reported shooting. The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and accelerated away at a high rate of speed.  A pursuit was initiated, and continued onto I-94 westbound into Porter County.

As the suspect passed under the State Road 49 overpass, the driver made a U-turn on the interstate and went the wrong way on I-94 onto the State Road 49 westbound entrance ramp. As the vehicle reached the top of the ramp, it struck a concrete barrier and was disabled.  A front seat passenger exited the vehicle and ran northeast across S.R. 49.  The remaining occupants were taken into custody without further incident.  A search of the area was conducted for the passenger that fled, but those efforts were unsuccessful in locating the individual.  A handgun was also located on the backseat floorboard of the Volkswagen.

The three suspects that were taken into custody are all juvenile males ages 17, 15, and 12 years old. All the juveniles were transported to the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center for detainment.  The original shooting is being investigated by the Michigan City Police Department.

The juveniles are being held on several charges.

Police said that some of those charges include theft of a firearm, auto theft, resisting law enforcement, dangerous possession of a firearm by a juvenile, operating a motor vehicle while never licensed, and reckless driving.