25-year-old Novi man found dead inside car on I-96 in Detroit, police say

Police investigating, believe it was targeted incident

Police said a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 96 in Detroit.
Police said a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 96 in Detroit.

DETROIT – Police said a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 96 in Detroit.

At about 3:05 p.m., Sept. 6, Detroit police located a vehicle eastbound I-96 Local near Greenfield Road with bullet holes, according to Michigan State Police.

The victim, who was from Novi, was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead. Police said a witness reported hearing shot fired on the freeway and then saw the victim exiting at Greenfield Road.

Authorities believe it was a targeted incident.

Eastbound I-96 Local at Southfield Freeway were closed, as well as the northbound and southbound ramps of Southfield Freeway to EB I-96 to collect evidence. The freeway has since reopened.

A description of the suspect is currently not available. No other injuries were reported.

No other details have been released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 734-287-5000.

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