State police: Suspect in 2 shootings on I-94 in custody

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Romulus — Michigan State Police on Tuesday said they have a suspect in two shootings Monday and Tuesday on Interstate 94 in custody.

On Tuesday, police said evidence led them to the Barrington Apartments in Romulus, said Lt. Mike Shaw, a Metro Detroit spokesman and commander for the Michigan State Police. There they found a vehicle described by witnesses, and a 25-year-old man allegedly connected to it.

Police arrested the man and took him to the Metro South post in Taylor, pending charges, Shaw wrote on Twitter.

State police are investigating the two shootings that happened exactly a day apart early Monday and Tuesday mornings in Romulus.

Troopers from the state police's Metro South Post were dispatched at about 1 a.m. Monday to the area on eastbound Interstate 94 near Interstate 275 for a report of a shooting, according to authorities.

A male driver reported being shot at by a person in another vehicle on the freeway. After several rounds struck the vehicle, the shooter fled the scene, police said. The victim was not struck by any of the bullets. Officials said the shooter's vehicle is described as a silver Pontiac Grand Prix.

On Tuesday, in the same place at the same time, a dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside a male motorist and someone inside opened fire. 

Nobody was hit in either shooting, but Shaw said via Twitter that police believed the shootings are connected.

Troopers closed eastbound I-94 from Haggerty to I-275 for several hours to investigate, and reopened the freeway by the 6 a.m. hour. 

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect's vehicle should call the Michigan State Police's Metro South Post at (734) 287-5000.