2 arrested in Greektown shootings that left one dead

George Hunter
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two men have been arrested in connection with two separate shootings in Greektown last week.

The arrests for the June 20 and 21 shootings were made Monday, according to a Detroit Police Department press release.

In both cases, video provided by nearby businesses helped identify the suspects, the release said.

“We appreciate the community stepping up and helping our investigators identify these shooters,” Police Chief James Craig said in a written statement. “The collaboration we see between business owners who have installed video cameras, the community at large who calls with tips, along with the hard work of police investigators, help bring these criminals to justice.”

In the June 21 incident, which happened at 11:43 p.m. in the 400 block of Monroe, two men, both 19 years old, were shot, one fatally.

Officers from the department’s Headquarters Surveillance, with help from Westland police, located the suspect, a 22-year-old man, at a parking lot in the 32000 block of Cherry Hill in Westland. After a brief foot chase the man was arrested, police said.

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the 500 block of Monroe at 11:26 p.m. June 20. “The victim reported that she saw people running, heard a loud noise, then observed that she was shot,” the press release said. The woman was treated for multiple non-fatal gunshot wounds to the body.

Investigators from the Third Precinct Detective’s Unit were able to identify and locate the suspect, police said. With the help of the Detroit Police Department’s Gang Intelligence Unit, the suspect was arrested when police used a search warrant at 4:10 p.m. Monday for a home in the 2500 block of Fullerton.

Warrants for both suspects have been submitted to prosecutors for review. Police said both men are expected to be charged and arraigned Wednesday.


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