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Sheriff: Woman pistol-whipped during home invasion

The Detroit News

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information after a 36-year-old woman was pistol-whipped inside of her Mount Clemens home on Friday.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office said the alleged incident took place about 8:40 a.m. Friday. The woman had just dropped her kids off at school, and her husband had just left their house, which is on the 500 block of Clinton River Drive, which is between Gratiot to the west and the Clinton River to the east.

The woman told police she was upstairs when the door of her home was kicked in by a suspect described as a black male, 20-26 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and 150 pounds. The woman said she confronted the gun-toting suspect near the stairway, at which point the man pistol-whipped her twice, knocking her out.

By the time she came to, the woman told police, her phone was smashed.

Police haven’t been able to speak much with the woman, said Captain David Kennedy on Monday, because she’s been hospitalized and dealing with injuries. Police hope to move the investigation forward later in the day. Only “minor items” were taken from the house, Kennedy said.

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The woman told police that when she woke up, she drove to her parents’ home in Eastpointe and was transported to St. John’s Hospital in Detroit. It was only when her father returned to the home and called 911 that the sheriff’s office got involved.

Police are asking that anyone with information on the incident to call the major crimes unit at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, at (586) 307-9358.

jdickson@detroitnews.com