Suspects sought in Pontiac home invasion, robbery

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking tips to find several people connected to a home invasion and shooting reported in Pontiac on Sunday.

A woman called 911 about 11:45 p.m. after learning from her husband that his father had been shot at the business owner’s home in the 100 block of Bellmore Lane, investigators said in a statement.

Deputies who arrived at the residence in the Walton Manor Mobile Home Park found the 50-year-old victim lying in the living room with a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to the release.

They learned from his son that three males armed with handguns and a rifle, and wearing black clothing and masks, forced their way in. They “ordered everyone to get down on the floor,” police said.

The group forced the victim’s wife from a back bedroom before one of the suspects allegedly shot him as he was on the living room floor, sheriff’s officials said. The suspects then fled, possibly in a black Chevrolet Suburban.

The victim couldn’t “determine exactly what was taken during the incident, possibly an amount of cash he had at home from his business,” authorities said.

Emergency personnel transported the man to McLaren Oakland hospital. He was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit, police said Monday.

His wife, son and another man at the home did not report injuries in the incident.

Meanwhile, deputies checked the area near the shooting scene but couldn’t find the suspects or witnesses.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan, which is offering at least $1,000 for tips, at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.