Police: Man abducts 1 woman at gunpoint, shoots another on Detroit’s west side

Detroit police seek alleged abductor, victim traveling in silver Ford Escape


DETROIT – A 21-year-old man is wanted in connection with an abduction and a shooting Tuesday night on Detroit’s west side.

Detroit police say that at about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, a man, identified as Marcus Montgomery, abducted a 20-year-old woman, identified as Emoni Smith, in the area of West Warren Avenue and Penrod Street.

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According to authorities, Smith was sitting in a red Ford Explorer with a friend, a woman, when Montgomery pulled up to their vehicle and forced Smith into his silver Ford Escape. Montgomery reportedly drove off with Smith and two unknown passengers, a male and a female, traveling on West Chicago Road toward Greenfield Road.

Police say Montgomery and Smith 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 has been taken to the hospital and is in temporary serious condition.

Detroit police are looking for Montgomery and Smith, who are both pictured above.

Anyone with information should contact Detroit police.

Detroit police search for man who abducted woman at gunpoint

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