Michigan State Police investigating Highland Park homicide

Jordyn Grzelewski
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting death of a Highland Park business owner Friday in the city.

The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. at a check-cashing business in the 13000 block of Woodward Avenue, according to the agency's Metro Detroit post on Twitter.

A preliminary investigation determined that the unidentified suspect "made contact with the owner of the business when a confrontation occurred," the agency posted on Twitter Friday night. "The suspect shot the owner and fled the building on foot after the shooting and was observed by witnesses running to the northwest."

MSP said the owner was a 54-year-old West Bloomfield resident.

State police and police dogs searched the area for the suspect, but apparently called the search off sometime before 9 p.m., according to an update shared by the agency.

The victim's next-of-kin had been notified, but MSP did not immediately provide the victim's name.

MSP asks anyone with information about the homicide to call its Metro South Post at 734-287-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.


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