Carjacking, shootings and a police chase in Detroit
A 33-year-old man was carjacked, shot and had his Dodge Charger stolen and used in a shooting before it was crashed into a tire shop on Detroit’s east side, in a crime spree that spanned about 90 minutes late Monday night.
The events began around 11:20 p.m. when suspects in a white minivan pulled up on the owner of a gray 2016 Dodge Charger, stole the vehicle, then shot the 33-year-old victim in the back. This was on the 17100 block of Prevost, just off of West McNichols. He was rushed into surgery at nearby Sinai-Grace and was listed in temporary serious condition.
A half-hour later, and several miles away in the area of East Seven Mile and Andover, a three-man crew in a gray Dodge Charger pulled up next to a 26-year-old man driving a gray 2015 Ford Focus. The Charger pulled alongside the Focus and the rear passenger on the driver’s side pulled a gun and shot the driver, who drove to Omira and Hollywood before having to call 911. Medics transported the victim to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he was in stable condition at last report.
Some 50 minutes after that, about 12:40 a.m., a Detroit police car tried to pull over the stolen Charger in the area of Davison and West McNichols. But the Charger didn’t stop, it took off, heading east before its driver lost control and the vehicle crashed into the Goodyear tire shop on the 3000 block of East Grand Boulevard. The front of the tire shop was damaged in the crash, but police ultimately arrested a 21-year-old male suspect.