Detroit police investigate homicide, drug-deal shooting, carjacking

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police in Detroit are investigating three gun crimes that took place in an 11-hour span from Sunday night to early Monday morning in Detroit: a homicide, a non-fatal shooting during an alleged drug deal, and a carjacking.

The first incident took place at 6:45 p.m. Sunday on West Warren at the Interstate 94 Service Drive.

A 39-year-old man in a 2011 Chevy Malibu tried to exit onto a ramp, but was struck from behind by another vehicle.

When he pulled over to exchange insurance information, two men jumped out of an older model Chevy Avalanche and at least one of them pulled out a gun. The suspects demanded the victim's vehicle, he complied, and the two men drove off in the two cars.

At about 8 p.m. Sunday, a woman showed up to the River Rouge Fire Department, seeking assistance. Corporal Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman, said the woman asked the firefighters for help transporting a 35-year-old man who'd been shot in his "upper chest."

Firefighters did transport the victim, but ultimately he died from his injuries.

Police believe the shooting that killed him took place in the 14000 block of Annabelle, which is in southwest Detroit, south of Schaefer and east of South Fort Street. Circumstances preceding the shooting are not immediately known.

On Monday morning, in the area of Michigan Avenue and Cecil, two men allegedly met to carry out a drug deal.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, showed up looking to buy drugs, but the suspect instead pulled out a gun and shot him, police said.

The victim was able to transport himself to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, black jeans, and boots.