Police look for 'person of interest' in house shootings
Detroit — Five times since July 3, including twice this week, the same home on the 2900 block of Clairmount, on Detroit’s west side, has been shot up.
No one was hurt in those shootings, or in two similar ones in the area, but on Thursday Police Chief James Craig asked for the public’s help identifying a “person of interest” in the case.
At a press conference at DPD headquarters, police handed out photos of the man, but stopped short of calling him a suspect in the seven incidents. That said, police would like urgently to speak to the man.
On the mornings of July 3, July 28, Sept. 5, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, the home on Clairmount was targeted by the shooter. No one was hit in any of the shootings, Craig said, but an “elderly woman” lives at the home.
Police also believe that nearby shootings on Oct. 27, on the 3200 block of Taylor, and on Nov. 3 on the 3300 block of Pingree, are related to the shootings on Clairmount. They’d like to talk to the person of interest about all of them.
Police have been investigating the shootings since they occurred, but “unfortunately, not a lot of information” has resulted, Craig said.
Police do say the suspect has been known to open-carry in the neighborhood, with “assault style” weapons his guns of choice. Investigators are “scouring the neighborhood” in search of new leads.
The person of interest is described as a 51-year-old white male, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall with a medium build. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call 313-596-1040. Tipsters who prefer anonymity can call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-SPEAK-UP.