KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- The Trial of John Metzelburg has gone to the Kalamazoo Circuit Court jury. He is charged with multiple counts of assault with intent to commit murder by shooting at police during a high speed chase through the county last October. Metzelburg was a burglary suspect who had told his wife Denice, that he did not want to go back to prison.
Metzelburg testified yesterday that he didn’t intend to shoot anyone, he just wanted the officers to back off. Denise, who was driving the getaway car, also testified, saying she eventually crashed into a tree, hoping to take her own life. She has already pled and is doing 4 to 10 years in prison.