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Police: Man fired shots in Inkster to go back to jail

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Shooting a stolen gun in a city neighborhood might not seem like the best way to secure a better living arrangement. But Michigan State Police say one man did so Friday for a reason: to land back behind bars.

Troopers assigned to the Special Enforcement Section were patrolling near Carlysle and Burns in Inkster at about 12:45 a.m. when they heard gunshots, state police said in a statement. No injuries were reported.

Rushing a few blocks away to Kenwood and Andover, they spotted “a male walking with his hand behind his back,” the release read. He then moved his hands “and dropped a pistol to the ground.”

After he was arrested and transported to the Inkster Police Department, investigators learned his weapon had been reported stolen in May, MSP said.

“The suspect admitted to firing the shots because he wants to go back to jail,” state police said.

The man, who has not been named, was held on a weapons charge. A prosecutor’s review is pending.