Metro Detroit Crime Report -- Oct. 12, 2018

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 Video shows homeowner fire gun at teen who asked for directions 

The story of the week might be the video from a porch in Rochester Hills. 

That's where a homeowner faces charges including assault with intent to murder and felony firearms violations. The home surveillance video shows him firing a shotgun at a teen who knocked on his door to ask for directions. 

This happened back in April. Trial got underway this week. The jury was shown the video in court. Deliberations are expected to start Friday. 

Read the full story and see the video here


 Family: Woman's deadly shooting retaliation for testimony 

Officials are investigating after Starkisha Thompson's body was found in the area of Cordell Street and Collingham Drive, just south of Vernier Road in Detroit. Her family believes she was shot to death over testimony she made in a carjacking case. 

"She didn't want to testify because these guys were violent. They carjacked her with a gun."

Read the story here.


 Doctor beaten unconscious 

In Dearborn, police want to speak to anyone who may have seen something Wednesday night near the intersection of Grindley Park and Cleveland streets. Someone attacked a 75-year-old psychologist who works in the area.

The doctor was severely beaten. Police believe it was a robbery and have found evidence to support the idea, but they aren't certain if there's something else going on. 


 Car with body inside found at bottom of lake 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Dive Team found a car with a body inside and a vehicle that had previously been reported stolen were at the bottom of Lake Monroe.

Police said the human remains were sent to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, which will identify the victim and determine the cause of death.


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The Metro Detroit Crime Report is authored by Dave Bartkowiak Jr. He can be contacted at dbartkowiak@wdiv.com or on Twitter @DaveBartko

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