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Second suspect arrested in connection with Greektown shooting, Detroit police say

Detroit police still searching for two people

Detroit police say a Farmington Hills man is a suspect in a shooting May 6, 2019, in Greektown. (WDIV)
Detroit police say a Farmington Hills man is a suspect in a shooting May 6, 2019, in Greektown. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Detroit police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a shooting that injured three people early Monday at the corner of Beaubian and Monroe streets in Greektown.

Chief James Craig said Tuesday that Detroit police were searching for a Farmington Hills man and two others in addition to an earlier arrest. The Farmington Hills man was arrested Wednesday in Oak Park, police said.

"You just have to imagine what downtown was like on this evening. We’re talking about Cinco De Mayo Festival, the parade had just ended and what happens every year, a lot of people will come down to Greektown to celebrate further,” Craig said.

Police released surveillance video that showed the exact moment the shots went off. Hours after releasing the video, they arrested their first suspect.

“He was a resident of Livonia. He’s described as a black male, age 23,” Craig said.

With the Farmington Hills man in custody, police are still searching for two other people who live outside the city limits.

“Three of the four are residents out of the county of Wayne,” Craig said.

There was another shooting just blocks away from Greektown. One man was shot in that incident.

Some people are now wondering if Greektown is safe.

“Detroit is safe and regardless of the one or two critics that suggest that it’s dangerous, I vigorously push back on that. The message should be clear, don’t come to Detroit and settle beef violently. We will find you.” Craig said.


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