Three of four Michigan State Police vehicles set on fire in early September are a total loss, an agency spokesperson told Government Fleet.
The vehicles were parked at the Sault Ste. Marie Post when MSP officials said they were set on fire during the early morning hours of September 6. According to WLUC, James Kamal Itani of Orlando, Florida, used gasoline to ignite the vehicles, then used a rifle to shoot at them.
F/Lt. Robert Allen told Government Fleet that the agency is working to get damage estimates for the vehicles, as well as move them to a secure location since they are evidence in an active investigation. The agency is also locating replacement vehicles for the post.
Lt. Mark Giannunzio told WLUC that while authorities were executing a search warrant in relation to the investigation, Itani reportedly fired toward them. They fired back, injuring Itani. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Itani was charged with more than ten felonies, including: one count of terrorism, one count of third-degree arson, 11 counts of assault with intent to murder, and multiple counts of weapons violations.