Police seek man, 59, in fatal shooting of woman in Pittsfield Township parking lot

Man considered armed, dangerous

Michael Anthony Elinski (Pittsfield Charter Township Department of Public Safety)

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities are looking for a 59-year-old man who is considered a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in a car in Pittsfield Township.

Police identified the suspected shooter on Thursday while investigating the apparent homicide of a 50-year-old woman from Plymouth. At around 9:10 a.m. on Jan. 19, the woman -- identified as Andrea Grant -- was found dead inside a vehicle with several bullet holes in it in the parking lot of a business plaza on Plaza Drive, near the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Previously: Police: Woman shot and killed in Pittsfield Township parking lot

Pittsfield Township police initially said they believed this wasn’t a random shooting and that the woman was targeted. Officials later said they identified the suspect as 59-year-old Michael Anthony Elinski (pictured above).

The whereabouts of Elinski are currently unknown, officials said. Elinski is described as standing 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighing 245 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information can call the police department’s confidential tip line at 734-822-4958, or the department’s front desk at 734-822-4911.


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