Police: Ex-boyfriend opens fire on woman at Ypsilanti Township home

Woman is in critical condition at hospital


YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man shot his ex-girlfriend Tuesday afternoon while she was in the middle of getting the locks changed at her Ypsilanti Township home on Packard Road, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

The man entered the home while a maintenance worker was changing the locks. The Sheriff's Office said the ex-boyfriend fired several shots once inside the home, striking his ex-girlfriend.

The maintenance worker left and called 911.

"While (the maintenance worker) was working on the house he observed a male holding a gun enter the residence and shortly there afterward he heard some shots fired and a female in the residence had been shot," said Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Marlene Radzik,

The 35-year-old woman was hit in the chest and the leg.

The shooter fled the home on foot but officers caught up to him down the street.

"Some witnesses in the neighborhood saw the male running and called 911, so our deputies have the suspect in custody," Radzik said.

The woman has four children ranging between 4 and 10 years old were not in the home at the time of the shooting.

The woman is in critical condition at a hospital