Eastpointe officers search for suspect after shots fired

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Authorities are searching for a suspect who fired off multiple gunshots, one striking a building occupied by officers, Friday in Eastpointe.

Eastpointe — Authorities are searching for a suspect who fired off multiple gunshots, one striking a building occupied by officers, Friday in Eastpointe. 

At 5:30 p.m., Eastpointe officers were dispatched to the area of Owens and Gratiot on reports of a man outside of a residence with a gun. 

When they arrived, the officers did not see a man in the described location and entered a nearby business to investigate. 

The officers then heard multiple shots, one of which broke out a window in the business where the officers were standing, officials said. 

Deon Deonte Stanford is a person of interest in the shootings.

Eastpointe police said it's unknown if the suspect was intentionally shooting at the police officers. They believe the shooter may have gotten into a vehicle and fled.

Deon Deonte Stanford, 20 years old, a.k.a. ‘DaDa', is a person of interest in the case, Eastpointe Police and Fire said in a Facebook post. Stanford was taken into police custody Saturday; however, no charges have been made and police are not confirming him as the gunman.

Roseville police and Michigan State Police responded to the scene. The State Police released a K-9 unit and attempted to track the suspect but were unsuccessful, they said. 

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the department at (586) 445-5100.

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