Task force has photos of possible witness to series of Michigan roadway shootings

Law enforcement hope potential witness has information on mysterious roadway shootings along Interstate 96 corridor

Published On: Nov 02 2012 04:55:28 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 06:41:04 PM EDT
WIXOM, Mich. -

A law enforcement task force leading the investigation into 24 roadway shootings between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27 along Michigan's eastern Interstate 96 corridor has released images of a man they believe could be a witness.

Investigators say they would like to speak to the man who was captured on surveillance video Oct. 27 at a Mobil gas station in Brighton. The vehicle which may belong to this man is a black 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.

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"We just want to interview this man and talk to him about his business at that location on that day," said Wixom Police Chief Clarence Goodlein. "He may very well have seen something that we are interested in. We think it's valuable to talk to him and we hope that he contacts us, or if anyone knows who is we hope that they'll contact us and tell us who he is."

The shootings have been reported along the corridor between Ingham County and Oakland County. Several vehicles have been struck by bullets. A man was shot Saturday on I-96 in Fowlerville.

The task force believes the suspect, described as a clean-shaven white man in his late 20s or early 30s, spends a lot of time in the areas where the shootings have been reported.

Police have not made any arrests in this case. They urge the public to continue providing potential useful information.

The FBI and ATF boosted a reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction to $102,000.

Anyone with information on the shootings or possible witness should contact Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.

Where and when the shootings have been reported:

Oct. 16, 2012, 7:05 p.m., W. Maple Road west of Benstein Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Loon Lake Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Hopkins Drive
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Charms Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Potter Road
Oct. 17, 2012, 6:50 p.m., Benstein Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Charms Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Potter Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., S. Wixom Road south of Old Wixom Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., S. Wixom Road south of Old Wixom Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:40 p.m., WB I-96 west of mile marker 135
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of W. Locke Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of W. Locke Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Haslett Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Bell Oak Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of Sherwood Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Sherwood Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of Grand River Avenue
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Grand River Avenue east of M-52
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 (Stockbridge Road) south of Grand River Avenue
Oct. 27, 2012, 11:50 a.m., EB I-96 in between M-52 (Stockbridge Road) and Fowlerville Road
Oct. 27, 2012, 12:20 p.m., EB I-96 in between M-52 (Stockbridge Road) and Fowlerville Road


The possible witness was captured on surveillance video Oct. 27 at a Mobil gas station in Brighton.


The vehicle which may belong to this man is a black 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.