CAPAC, Mich. (AP) — A reckless-driving suspect came out of a house shooting Wednesday when a tow truck came for his car, wounding a small-town police chief and a sheriff's deputy who had come to confront the man, authorities said.

The man went back into the house, which authorities later surrounded as they tried to communicate with him. But after more than five hours, they stormed the house Wednesday evening, only to find it empty.

Police then launched a search for Don Burke, a man of about 50 who's considered armed and has a pronounced limp. They were seeking an attempted murder warrant for him.

Capac police Chief Raymond Hawks was in critical condition and St. Clair County sheriff's deputy Tim O'Boyle was in good condition Wednesday afternoon, said Port Huron Hospital spokeswoman Sherry Sheleny.