Morning 4: Oxford father fatally shot by neighbor after being mistaken for threat -- and other news

Here are the top stories for the morning of April 21, 2022

Father shot and killed by neighbor in Oxford Township

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.


Father shot and killed by neighbor in Oxford Township

An Oxford Township father was gunned down after being mistaken for a threat. Dennis Kendrick, 56, was killed in the Abbey Ridge Apartments parking lot on East Market Street.

See the story here.


Boy, 3, shoots self in head with gun left on bed, Detroit police say

A 3-year-old boy shot himself early Thursday morning after finding a gun that was left on a bed in his Detroit home, police said.

See the report here.


Former Zamboni driver Al Sobotka talks urinating incident, Red Wings firing, would he return?

Former Detroit Red Wings Zamboni driver Al Sobotka spoke one-on-one with Local 4 about the urinating incident, being fired by the team, his current mental state and whether he would go back to his old job, if asked.

See what Sobotka said here.


See an oily sheen in the water? Poke it with a stick to find out if you should report it

If you’re out exploring nature and you find water with an oily sheen on it, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants you to poke it with a stick and see how it reacts.

Learn more here.


Weather: Rainy start, then warm and sunny afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.


About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.