Romulus man arraigned in Inkster armed robbery

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Inkster — A man was arraigned Thursday after tips from the public linked him to an armed robbery and non-fatal shooting last month, Michigan State Police said.

Romulus resident Kyrrah Carter, 23, was arraigned in 20th District Court in Inkster on charges of assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and felony firearms. Bond was set at $100,000.

Carter is accused of robbing a man around 4:45 p.m. April 24 outside a Marathon gas station at Avondale Avenue and Inkster Road. He allegedly followed the victim into the parking lot and produced a black, semi-automatic pistol.

The victim attempted to flee and was shot once in the leg, police said. He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly after the incident, State Police released surveillance images from the gas station and received numerous tips identifying Carter as a suspect, police said.

State police also initially released a photograph of a second suspect, but they are no longer seeking that man in connection with the robbery, Lt. Michael Shaw said.

“We have no interestin him any longer,” Shaw said. “He has not been charged with any crime.”

State Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP or the Michigan State Police tip line at 1 (877) 616-4677. Callers can remain anonymous.

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