Suspects in SUV wanted in pedestrian, cyclist attacks

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Police are searching for two suspects in a red Dodge Durango believed to involved in a series of attacks over two hours early Thursday on the city’s west side.

A 38-year-old man was attacked first around 3:20 a.m. on Fenkell near Ohio, Detroit police intern Kenyetta Hebron said.

“He was walking (west) toward Wyoming when two male suspects riding in a red Dodge Durango pulled up next to him and someone inside began firing shots,” Hebron said. “The victim sustained a nonfatal gunshot wound and was privately conveyed to the hospital for treatment.”

The suspects fled the scene only to apparently reappear about a half hour later and less than three miles away.

At the second scene, a 33-year-old man was riding a bicycle around 3:50 a.m. on northbound Greenfield near Puritan when he was sideswiped by a red Dodge Durango, Hebron said.

“The passenger of the vehicle exited and demanded the victim’s items at gunpoint,” Hebron said. “The suspect removed the items from the victim’s pockets while the victim was on the ground.”

Stolen property including a backpack filled with “miscellaneous items,” and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects fled the scene and allegedly attacked again around 5:30 a.m. on Eight Mile near Burt Road, Hebron said.

“A red Dodge Durango occupied by two male suspects struck a 50-year-old victim who was riding his bicycle,” she said. “After striking the victim, two suspects exited the vehicle and robbed the victim at gunpoint. One of the suspects held the victim at gunpoint while the other suspect removed items from the victim’s pockets.”

This time, stolen items included a cellphone, wallet and house keys, Hebron said.

The suspects also took the man’s bicycle and loaded it into their SUV before fleeing westbound on Vassar.

Police do not have a description of the suspects, Hebron said. They should be considered armed and dangerous, and are believed to be riding in the red Dodge Durango spotted by all three victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Tenth Precinct at (313) 596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.

(313) 223-4616