ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Blood trail leads homeowners to baseball bat attack victim

A man and a woman are accused of hitting a man on the head with a baseball bat and throwing him in a river after the owners of a home in Oakland County found the victim bleeding in their bathroom, according to authorities.

Blood trail leads Oakland County homeowners to baseball bat attack victim who escaped from river

4 fast facts

  • Michigan State Police dismantled a security system at the home of Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith during a raid Tuesday. Read more.

  • Michigan's Bath School disaster remains deadliest of its kind in U.S. history. Learn more.

  • Vandals smashed nearly every window of a vacant Monroe outlet center. Read more.

  • A woman who grew up on Detroit's east side is working to provide healthy food options to the community through a new restaurant. Learn more.

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Shooting on east side

Police said three people were sitting inside a car in a driveway on Detroit's east side when someone pulled up and started firing shots.

The shooting left a 24-year-old woman dead and two men injured outside a home on Guilford Street, police said. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

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Lawsuit filed after teen punched by officer

The family of a teen boy who was punched and pepper-sprayed by a Michigan police officer filed a lawsuit this week.

A Local 4 Defenders exclusive video showed  Da'veon Cieslack being punched and pepper-sprayed by an Albion police officer while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

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Online product scam

As more people turn to online shopping, scammers are targeting consumers with counterfeit products. The Better Business Bureau released a study Tuesday detailing the prevalence of fake goods online.

Apple AirPods are an item that have been heavily counterfeited and sold to unsuspecting shoppers. Some online retailers sell knockoff versions of the wireless earbuds for high prices, while consumers get scammed.

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2 men accused in carjackings

Police believe the same crew was responsible for four armed attacks, all of which occurred in the span of an hour and a half on Detroit's west side.

“There were four incidents that spanned across the west side of the city between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.,” said Assistant Chief James White, with the Detroit Police Department.

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Here’s a look at what we’re working on for Local 4 News at 11:

Eric Smith investigation

What were Michigan State Police after in Tuesday's raid at the Macomb County prosecutor's house? Local 4 is learning more about specific items detectives were looking for.

Detroit schools

Teachers pack a school board meeting Tuesday night to demand respect and better funding for students.

MSU Healing Fund investigation

Seven people are facing charges for fraudulent claims of more than $500 thousand from a fund intended to assist survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse.

What was that!?

More than a dozen riders on ATVs and dirt bikes crowded rush hour while performing wheelies and running through red lights.

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