Detroit police: Kidnapped woman, 20, found safe, abductor still at large

Detroit police seek man accused of abducting 1 woman at gunpoint, shooting another on Tuesday

Police say a woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday evening in Detroit has been safely recovered as of Wednesday morning, though investigators are still seeking the abductor. According to Detroit police, 20-year-old Emoni Smith was sitting in a vehicle with a friend Tuesday when a man, identified as Marcus Montgomery, approached them and forced Smith to enter his vehicle a gunpoint in the area of West Warren Avenue and Penrod Street. Police say Smith and Montgomery know each other.
Police say a woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday evening in Detroit has been safely recovered as of Wednesday morning, though investigators are still seeking the abductor. According to Detroit police, 20-year-old Emoni Smith was sitting in a vehicle with a friend Tuesday when a man, identified as Marcus Montgomery, approached them and forced Smith to enter his vehicle a gunpoint in the area of West Warren Avenue and Penrod Street. Police say Smith and Montgomery know each other.

DETROIT – Police say a woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday evening in Detroit has been safely recovered as of Wednesday morning, though investigators are still seeking the abductor.

Update: Man wanted in connection with kidnapping woman, shooting another surrenders to authorities

According to Detroit police, 20-year-old Emoni Smith was sitting in a vehicle with a friend Tuesday when a man, identified as Marcus Montgomery, approached them and forced Smith to enter his vehicle a gunpoint in the area of West Warren Avenue and Penrod Street. Police say Smith and Montgomery know each other.

Smith’s friend initially followed Montgomery’s car, but the man fired a shot into her vehicle, striking her, police said. She was taken to the hospital and listed in temporary serious condition.

Montgomery reportedly continued fleeing in a an older model silver Ford Escape (pictured below) with Smith and two other passengers, believed to be a male and a female.

Detroit police are looking for a man named Marcus Montgomery who is accused of kidnapping a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint on July 27, 2021. He is believed to be driving a silver Ford Escape, pictured here. Photo provided by Detroit police. (Detroit Police Department)

Detroit police say Smith has been safely recovered as of 10:47 a.m. Wednesday. They are still looking for Montgomery.

No other details have been released at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Detroit police.

Detroit police search for man who abducted woman at gunpoint
Detroit police search for man who abducted woman at gunpoint

Related news: Police identify mother, daughter killed in Van Buren Twp. apartment; boyfriend arrested


About the Author: