Southfield man charged in shooting on Lodge Freeway
MSP: Gunman has mental health issues
DETROIT – The suspect in Tuesday’s shooting on the Lodge Freeway was named and charged Friday.
Michael Ziccarelli, 62, of Southfield, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, six counts of felonious assault and felony firearm.
It is alleged that Ziccarelli rammed his white Chrysler 300 into the back of a car driven by a 56-year-old woman on the southbound lanes near 7 Mile Road in Detroit.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Ziccarelli armed himself with a rifle, got out of his vehicle, approached the woman’s car and pointed the gun at her.
A Detroit woman stopped to help, and Ziccarelli allegedly made eye contact with her before firing the gun at her. He allegedly pointed the gun at others on the freeway.
The gunman unloaded more than a dozen high-powered firearms from his car before police arrived. He was taken into custody without incident.
MSP, FBI and ATF all searched the man’s home overnight and found six more long rifles and stacks of ammunition.
MSP said the man has mental health issues.
Ziccarelli was arraigned Friday before Magistrate Dawn White. He was given a $500,000 cash/surety bond.
A probable cause conference is scheduled for July 1.
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