$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack on Warren veterans

House shot at, window smashed, vehicles vandalized with threats, swastika

The safety of a Warren family was shattered Wednesday night when someone slashed the veteran’s tires, wrote racial threats on their cars and smashed a window.

WARREN, Mich. – Police are offering a $3,000 reward to help find who is responsible for a hate crime committed in Warren.

The Warren Police Department released surveillance video of a man outside the home holding a gun. The house, owned by two Black veterans, was shot up Thursday night and Monday night. Wednesday night, the family had their tires slashed on all their vehicles, a rock thrown through their window and had racist threats written on their cars.

Commissioner Bill Dwyer said capturing the man who is targeting the family is the top priority for Warren police and is offering a $3,000 reward to the person who can identify him.

“It is disturbing. They are veterans," Dwyer said. “This is a hate crime.”

UPDATE: FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.

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