February 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

Oakland County authorities looking for suspect believed to be shooting cars with BB or pellet gun

Police in Oakland County are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who has been shooting out car windows using what they believe to be a BB or pellet gun in 11 different incidences since last month.

There have been seven incidents reported in Auburn Hills since Jan. 5 and three incidents being handled by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, said Lt. Ryan Gagnon of the Auburn Hills police.

Six individuals had their car windows shot out with a projectile while driving between the evening of Feb. 7 to the evening of Feb. 9, said Gagnon. Three of those incidents occurred in Pontiac and Orion Township on the border of Auburn Hills.

An earlier incident occurred in Clarkston.

Gagnon says there is no indication a firearm has been used in any of the shootings. He said some of the incidents were reported later because vehicle owners saw recent news reports, and they had already had the windows repaired.

“Several of the occupants reported driving down the road and their window just shattering or breaking,” Gagnon said in a statement. “In one case, a passenger reported a minor cut on an arm from shattered glass but otherwise there have been no other injuries.”

Some of the incidents occurred near Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall, on M-59 between Opdyke and Adams roads, South Boulevard near Interstate 75, and near Oakland University on Squirrel Road.

Police are seeking a suspect they say could be driving a black or dark-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Dodge Neon or a Ford Fusion. Anyone with information is asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department at (248) 370-9444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (800-773-2587). A cash reward is being offered and callers can remain anonymous.

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