Dearborn Heights police want help identifying 2 armed robbery suspects after man approached in his driveway

2 suspects accused of attempted robbery of Dearborn Heights resident Sunday

The Dearborn Heights Police Department want help identifying two men involved in an armed robbery.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – The Dearborn Heights Police Department wants help identifying two men involved in an armed robbery.

The incident occurred Sunday (Sept. 4) at 6:30 a.m. in the 26000 block of McDonald Street in Dearborn Heights, police say.

A 30-year-old Dearborn Heights man was reportedly returning home when two suspects in his driveway approached him. Police say both men were armed with handguns and attempted to rob the homeowner before he exited his vehicle.

The homeowner put his pickup truck in reverse to escape the robbery attempt, while one of the suspects hung on to his door, officials said. That suspect, a 31-year-old man, was injured in the process and later transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The second suspect reportedly fired his handgun at the homeowner’s truck before fleeing in a getaway vehicle that was parked nearby. The gunfire did not strike the homeowner, but he crashed his truck as he attempted to evade the robbers, police said.

The victim was injured in the crash but refused medical attention.

“This does not appear to be a random incident, and is believed to be tied to an event the victim attended in the hours leading up to the robbery,” said police Chief Jerrod Hart. “Nonetheless, the robbery resulted in a loss of life and a suspect firing a weapon in a neighborhood, striking a nearby home. Thankfully, no innocent community members were harmed.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn Heights Police at 313-277-6770, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.