Police investigate shooting near Kevin Hart comedy show
Auburn Hills — Police plan to present their investigation to prosecutors this week after two people were shot and an off-duty Detroit Police officer was injured early Sunday during an altercation outside the Kevin Hart comedy show at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The incident occurred just before Hart’s second performance of the night around 12:03 a.m. in the Palace parking lot, according to Auburn Hills police.
The off-duty officer was attempting to change a flat tire in a parking space when a second car pulled up and attempted to park in the adjacent space. Individuals in the second car started yelling and physically fighting when two of the people got out of the vehicle.
“The officer was attacked in the parking lot and responded by using his off-duty weapon,” the Detroit Police Department said in a statement.
The officer hit a 32-year-old man from Detroit and a 31-year-old woman from Harper Woods. The officer, 26-years-old, sustained a head injury.
All three were transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital for treatment. They do not have life-threatening injuries, Auburn Hills police said.
The 31-year-old Harper Woods woman and off-duty police officer both were treated and released Sunday, Lt. Jill McDonnell said. The 32-year-old man from Detroit remained hospitalized as of noon Sunday.
The investigation is on-going, McDonnell said Monday.
“Once the investigation is complete, we will present the case the to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for review,” she said. “Likely, toward the end of this week.”
No one has been arrested in the incident, she said.
“The off-duty Detroit police officer was not arrested that evening. No one has been arrested related to this incident,” she said. “The parties were interviewed the day of the incident and released.”
The incident was contained to the parking lot and police have sought help in the investigation from the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT). The team is made up of police investigators from Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Troy, Rochester and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Detroit Police say the department is conducting an internal investigation.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department at (248) 370-9444.