DPD source says Mich. Sen. Virgil Smith fired shotgun shots after arguing with girlfriend

Smith has not been arrested

DETROIT - Police searched a state senator's home Sunday after he was accused of firing a shotgun following a fight with his girlfriend.

Sources told Local 4 state Sen. Virgil Smith, who represents the fourth district, fired several shots into the woman's car.

Investigators walked out of Smith's home with what appeared to be a shotgun wrapped in a garbage bag. Investigators with Detroit police placed it in the backseat of an unmarked car.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday police were called to Smith's home for reports of shots fired

Sources told Local 4 that early Sunday morning Smith and his girlfriend, a prominent businesswoman from Ann Arbor, got into an argument. Police said the victim told them multiple shots were fired in front of the home at Wexford and Hilldale, on the east side.

Sources said the woman was not injured, but that her 2015 Mercedes Benz was struck by gunfire.

Neighbors said they have mixed feelings on allegations against Smith of domestic violence.

Local 4 reached out to Smith's girlfriend but she did not return any calls.

The mayor's office is also not commenting on the investigation.

Smith has not been charged. At this point, police won't confirm if he was even questioned or taken into custody.


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