Woman shot on Detroit’s west side; suspect sought

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking tips to find a suspect they say shot the 27-year-old mother of his child Friday night on the city’s west side.

The circumstances are still under investigation, but authorities learned the woman was arriving at a home in the 12000 block of Rosemont around 8:45 p.m., said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

As she left her black Chevy Tahoe in the driveway, the man “pulled up and fired shots at her,” Kirkwood said.

The woman was struck multiple times and rushed to a local hospital. She was listed in critical condition late Friday.

The alleged gunman, identified as Chighland Tucker, fled the scene in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix last seen heading west on nearby Wadsworth, investigators said.

He is described as an African-American man in his 30s, 5-foot-9, with short hair and a dark brown complexion.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Tucker has a criminal history, according to state records. The Michigan Department of Corrections lists him as having served time in prison for a felony firearms offense. He also faced other weapons charges, according to the department.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the incident is asked to call police at (313) 596-5640. Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.