Suspect sought in Detroit non-fatal shooting

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking help from the public to find a suspect wanted in connection with a non-fatal shooting on the city’s west side last month.

A 41-year-old man was sitting inside his vehicle on Wyoming between McNichols and West Seven Mile about 7 p.m. Dec. 27 when the suspect approached and ordered him to “run his money,” police said in a statement. “The suspect then produced a pistol and fired one shot striking the victim.”

As the victim tried to escape, the suspect fired another shot at him before fleeing the scene, police said.

The suspect is described as an African-American man, about 25 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slim build and short afro. At the time of the shooting he was unshaven and seen wearing a red flannel or plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Police on Tuesday released photos of the suspect, whom investigators believe is known as “Tone,” in a bid to generate tips.

Anyone who has seen him, knows his whereabouts or has any information relating to the shooting is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct at (313) 596-1240. Anonymous tips can also be left through the DPD Connect app or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.