Dearborn Heights man charged in Southfield Freeway shooting

Shooting happened near Puritan Avenue, West McNichols Road

MSP and DPD investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday on the Southfield Freeway on July 11, 2020.
MSP and DPD investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday on the Southfield Freeway on July 11, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Devonte Andre Burton was charged Wednesday afternoon in connection with a nonfatal shooting on the Southfield Freeway Saturday.

According to authorities, just before 6 p.m., officers with the Detroit Police Department and Michigan State Police responded to reports of a shooting on the Southfield Freeway. Authorities found a woman slumped over the steering wheel of their vehicle and rushed the 31-year-old Detroit woman to a hospital.

She is expected to survive, due in part because of a Good Samaritan who pulled over to help.

Investigation by MSP and DPD led to the apprehension of Burton, a 28-year-old man from Dearborn Heights.

Burton was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, discharged of a firearm from a moving vehicle causing serious impairment, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm with unlawful intent and five counts of felony firearm.

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