Police search for former employee after worker shot in dispute at Detroit business

Police say worker was grazed in face, dispute over purse led to shooting

Police searching for 59-year-old gunman
Police searching for 59-year-old gunman

DETROIT – Police are searching for a 59-year-old man after a worker was shot at a Detroit business.

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, the suspect, identified by authorities as Michael Watkins, entered the manufacturing business on Mt. Elliott Street near Conant Street and confronted the victim, according to police. A dispute over a purse led to gunfire, and the bullet grazed the victim’s face. Police said the worker refused medical attention.

Authorities said Watkins, who is a former employee, is believed to be driving a silver four-door 1994 BMW.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.

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