2 wounded, 1 killed in encounter in West Bloomfield Twp. shooting

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

West Bloomfield Township — A 37-year-old Warren man was shot and killed in the garage of a home early Wednesday. The homeowner was shot and wounded, and a third man is under arrest.

Police say that around 1:10 a.m. calls to 911 reported a ruckus on the 6800 block of Chase Court, which is north of 14 Mile and east of Halsted.

West Bloomfield police move crime scene tape so drivers on Chase Court can pass. A homeowner reported shots fired in the early hours of Wednesday, June 17, 2020. He was wounded and a man was found dead. Another man in a Dodge Charger was arrested; he, too, had a gunshot wound.

The first caller reported shots had been fired. The second call came from the homeowner, who said he had been shot multiple times and believed he had shot the man who shot him. A third caller reported that a dark Dodge Charger was spotted leaving the area.

Police found the homeowner, 30, wounded from the gunfire, and a second man dead from his injuries.

By 1:25 a.m., West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills police pulled over a Dodge Charger matching the description of the vehicle spotted leaving the scene. The Charger was spotted in the area of 14 Mile and Drake, which is about a mile south and east of the home.

Police arrested the 47-year-old Detroit man in the Charger, who had been shot in the stomach. Medics transported him to a hospital, where he remains in police custody. 

Curtis Lawson, deputy chief of the West Bloomfield Police Department, said the homeowner has said he did not know either man.

Police also recovered a handgun from the vehicle.

Police are reviewing physical evidence from the home, have impounded the Charger and are evaluating it for evidence, and pulled security camera footage from the neighborhood, Lawson said, but it was too soon to speculate as to motive.

"We're going to go where the evidence leads," Lawson said.

The street, with large homes and manicured lawns, was quiet, and drivers along Chase Court were allowed pass under the crime tape as they made their way through the neighborhood past the home.

Lawson said they believe all parties involved in the shootout are accounted for and there is no active threat to the community.

Calls to the homeowner who is named in public records were not immediately returned. Records show the victim bought the home in February 2018.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office has conducted an autopsy on the slain man, but his identity and the results are not immediately available, said spokesman Casi Miarka.