Police: Suspect in I-94 shooting released from custody

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Romulus — On Wednesday, the day after Michigan State Police arrested a 25-year-old Romulus man for his alleged role in back-to-back freeway shootings on eastbound Interstate 94 near I-275, police announced he had been released from custody.

The shootings took place on Monday and Tuesday, both at 1 a.m.

Early on Memorial Day, a male driver reported being shot at by a person in another vehicle on the freeway. Several rounds struck the vehicle, and 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. 

State police said via Twitter that police believed the shootings are connected.

Tips led police to the Barrington Apartments in Romulus, where police arrested the 25-year-old man, but, said state police commander and spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw, "after further investigation and interviews he was released."

Police continue to work the case, and ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Michigan State Police's Metro South Post at (734) 287-5000.