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State police arrest man in Detroit shooting on I-96

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Michigan State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting on westbound Interstate 96 near the Southfield Freeway, officials said.

Troopers were called at about 12:30 p.m. by the intended victim, who was not injured.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man was driving his car on the westbound local lanes of the freeway near the Southfield Freeway when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and the other driver fired a handgun at him. The bullet struck the driver's side door of the victim's vehicle, officials said.

No injuries were reported and the victim drove to a gas station to report the incident, police said. Troopers examined the victim's car and found a fresh bullet hole.

The victim also told troopers he knows the suspect and this wasn't their first incident.

Hours later, detectives and Metro South troopers tracked the suspect to his workplace and arrested him without incident, state police said on Twitter.

"Further investigation located a handgun matching the description that was used and also the suspect’s vehicle," the agency tweeted. "The suspect also shot at the victim a month ago and is part of (a Detroit police) investigation."

The man was being held at the Detroit Detention Center late Wednesday pending a prosecutor's review.

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez

Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed.