Detroit police seek 2 shooters, 3 people of interest in west side altercation

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police are asking the public for help to identify a suspect and three people on interest in a non-fatal shooting last month on Detroit's west side.

Police are seeking those involved in a shooting Sept. 15 outside a gas station.

The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Sept. 15 at a gas station in the 10000 block of Fenkell near Wyoming, according to authorities.

Police said a man and a woman were leaving the gas station's store when someone approached them with a gun and fired in their direction. A second person got out of a gray Pontiac and returned fire, striking the first shooter multiple times.

The second shooter and the man and woman got into the Pontiac and fled in an unknown direction, officials said. The first shooter and a third person of interest got into a silver pickup truck and fled as well, they said. The truck was reported stolen from the city of Livonia.

Investigators have identified the first shooter as Mekhi Evans, 20. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has authorized a carrying a concealed weapon charge against him, officials said.

Police are still looking for the second shooter and three people of interest. The shooter is described as a man in his mid-20s with a fair complexion. At the time of the incident, he wore a black hooded sweatshirt.

The first person of interest is a man, also in his mid-20s, with a fair complexion and a ponytail. He was wearing a red shirt, black shorts and blue shoes.

The second person of interest is a woman, in her mid-20s with a fair complexion and long dreadlocks. She wore a red dress.

The third person is a man, in his mid-20s with a dark complexion. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who has information about the incident should call the Detroit Police Department's Second Precinct at (313) 596-5240 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1 (800) SPEAKUP.

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