Police: Parolee pistol-whips woman in front of children

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Police are on the lookout for a 40-year-old Pontiac resident who is accused of pistol-whipping a woman in front of her children.

The incident occurred on the 600 block of Bloomfield in Pontiac, at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the law enforcement body for Pontiac, arrived after 911 calls that a woman and her children had been shot. When they arrived, they learned that no one had been shot. The woman, however, had been taken to the hospital, and a victim still on the scene told deputies what allegedly happened.

Police said that the woman, 26, was “in the company of another male” when the suspect showed up to her home. The suspect got mad and chased the other man, 41, the woman and her children into a car. A release on the incident doesn’t say how many children, and a spokesman could not immediately be reached. The suspect allegedly then got into his car, a tan or gold Ford, and rammed the woman’s car.

At that point, the male victim got out of the car, but the suspect allegedly fired a bullet his way. The suspect, who is a parolee, allegedly reached into the car, hit the woman in the head with his handgun, then drove away.

The woman dropped off her children with relatives and sought medical treatment at McLaren Oakland. The male victim was taken to the police station and interviewed. Shell casings were taken into evidence.

Police have checked several locations for the suspect, but had not found him.

jdickson@detroitnews.com