MSP seeks suspect in I-94 road-rage shooting

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Surveillance photos showing the suspected red pick-up truck.

Michigan State Police are searching for a suspect involved in a road rage shooting on Interstate 94 in Harper Woods. 

The incident occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 20 at I-94 and Allard. The victim told police he was almost shot after he flashed his lights at a car in front of him to switch lanes, according to a statement from police.

The victim had been traveling eastbound in the left lane of I-94 when he came up behind what police describe as a red Chevrolet full-size pickup with a Kentucky license plate. 

After flashing his lights to get the truck to move over, the suspect stayed in the left lane and the victim passed the vehicle. At that point, police say, the pickup pulled alongside the victim and the driver fired a shot with a handgun.

Surveillance photos showing the suspected red pick-up truck.

Police said the suspect fled the freeway at the Eight Mile exit. No one was injured, and there was no damage to the victim’s vehicle.

The incident does not appear to be related to five other reports of highways shootings made earlier this month, 1st Lt. Mike Shaw said in the statement.

Those with information are asked to contact the Michigan State Police Metro-North Post at (248) 584-5740 or the Michigan State Police tip line at 855-MICH-TIP.