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Cops: Man shot in buttocks during carjacking in Detroit

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks late Sunday while fleeing a carjacker on Detroit's east side, according to police.

The victim was attacked alongside a 26-year-old woman and her baby around 9:50 p.m. near Cornwall and Yorkshire, police said. The relationship between the man and woman was not immediately clear.

"The two (adult victims) were approached by the suspect who produced a handgun," Officer Nicole Kirkwood said. "The male victim ran from the location and was shot by the suspect."

He was hospitalized in serious condition, Kirkwood said.

The woman and her child were left behind inside the male victim's silver 2006 Pontaic Grand Prix.

"She was able to get her baby out of the vehicle," Kirkwood said. "The suspect then got into the Grand Prix and fled northbound on Yorkshire."

The woman and child were uninjured.

The suspect is described by police as a man in his 20s or 30s, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. He has a dark complexion and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a North Face jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at (313) 596-2517. Anonymous tipsters also may call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.


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