Roseville shooting suspect gives up after police surround him at hotel

The Detroit News

Roseville — A drive-by shooting suspect surrendered to police after being surrounded at a local hotel where several rooms had to be evacuated.

The 21-year-old Clinton Townhsip man, who is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon, gave up several minutes after police called his room at the Victory Inn on Little Mack. Four other people were in the room, including a 2-year-old, and they came out one-by-one.

Police Chief James Berlin said police found in the room a gun that is believed to have been used earlier Thursday night when the man is believed to have shot at an 18-year-old Clinton Township man. The two are part of rival, loosely affiliated gangs, Berlin said.

The shooting was in retaliation for an incident last week in Clinton Township which led to threats of violence after the suspect said he was disrespected, according to Berlin.

Thursday night, the older man saw the younger man about 9 p.m. at a party store at 14 Mile and Gratiot. The victim sped away and was chased by the suspect. As the victim turned onto a side street off 14 Mile, the suspect shot at the victim’s car, striking it several times.

The victim escaped and called police. Several residents identified for police the vehicle used in the shooting and it was spotted several hours later at the Victory Inn.

The suspect is being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail and faces charges, including attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a handgun.