Pistol-whipping of woman leads to deadly shootout
DETROIT – An altercation between a man and a woman that involved pistol-whipping led to a deadly shootout when the woman’s family showed up, FOX 2 Detroit reports. Detroit Police responded to a report of a woman being pistol-whipped, the report said. The woman also called her family for help. Family members arrived before officers and a shootout ensued. READ MORE:Two Michigan women dead after head-on highway crashMonths-long CPL waitlist prompts lawsuit against Michigan countyMan charged with mutilating body of missing woman found dead in Detroit heads to trialmlive.com
Detroit police arrest liquor store owner involved in altercation with woman
DETROIT – A now viral video of a woman bleeding on the floor of Brandon’s Liquor Store in Detroit has been making rounds all over social media, sparking outrage. The owner of the store and man behind the alleged assault has been arrested. That’s what I get out of this whole situation,” said Warren’s family member, Melvetta Gibson. Other community member are saying that’s not like the owner at all. Another event is expected to happen later on in the week with other community activists in support of the owner.
Detroit gas station shoot-out kills 1, injures another
DETROIT – Police are investigating a verbal altercation that led to a deadly shooting at a Detroit gas station on Wednesday. At about 10:20 p.m. occupants inside of a silver Ford Taurus engaged in a verbal altercation with occupants inside a black Ford Fusion in the 15200 block of 7 Mile Road near Hayes Street, police said. The altercation led to a shoot-out between the passengers of both vehicles. Two men who were standing near the vehicles at the time of the shooting were struck by gunfire, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Homicide Section at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Attorneys for both families in viral Orion Township confrontation speak out
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The attorneys for both families involved in a viral confrontation are speaking out about what happened Wednesday. The gun drawn altercation between Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg; and Takelia Hill and her daughters went viral, leading to felony charges. They saw this,” said Chris Quinn, the Hill family attorney. He served his country very well,” said Terry Johnson, the Wuestenberg family attorney. Quinn believes Jillian Wuestenberg should have deescalated the argument with the 15-year-old girl and Johnson believes charges should be filed against Hill.
Livonia woman charged with disturbing peace after parking lot altercation
LIVONIA, Mich. A 46-year-old Livonia woman faces a disturbing the peace charge after getting into an altercation with a fellow grocery store shopper June 13 in the parking lot outside the Kroger store on 8 Mile Road. The Wayne County Prosecutors Office said Paula Marie Gearin intentionally blocked another female shoppers car so that the shopper was not able to leave the grocery store parking lot. According to the Prosecutors Office, it was about 4 p.m that day when the defendant was in the grocery store with a child. While in the store, she had a verbal exchange with another female shopper who was with her children, too. Livonia police officers arrived and spoke with both parties and the complainant filed a police report, reads a statement from the Prosecutors Office.
Couple points guns at mother, teens in Orion Township, charged with assault
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Oakland County Sheriff announced charges relating to an incident Wednesday where a woman pulled a gun in an Orion Township parking lot. Video from the scene show the barrel of the gun pointed directly at the camera. Jillian Deanne Wuestenberg (L), Eric Peter Wuestenberg (R) (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, from Independence Township, drew her weapon, chambered a round and pointed it at a Black mother and her two teenage daughters. When Oakland County deputies arrived, the Jillian Wuestenberg was detailed but let go. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the couple claimed to fear for their lives after their vehicle was struck with a hand by the other party.
Sheriff: Couple arrested, charged in Orion Township parking lot altercation caught on video
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people are charged in connection to an altercation Wednesday at a Chipotle parking lot in Orion Township. A video first shared on Twitter and another video uploaded to YouTube show what appears to be three women in a verbal altercation with another woman and her husband. The verbal altercation ensued as the mother called the woman in question a racist, and the woman can be heard defending herself. The woman then entered her vehicle and her husband briefly continued the verbal altercation with the mother and daughter outside of the vehicle. The verbal altercation continued while the woman pointed the weapon at the group.
Macomb County Prosecutor will not authorize charges against Amazon driver arrested by Warren officer
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. The Macomb County Prosecutors Office has denied charges in connection with an altercation between a Warren police officer, who is White, and an Amazon driver, who is Black. Cellphone video of the Amazon driver being violently arrested by police as he was making a delivery went viral on social media. The driver was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer, failure to obey a lawful command and failure to produce a drivers license. We have an obligation not only to pursue appropriate criminal charges when necessary, but also employ discretion to not authorize criminal charges as certain circumstances demand, prosecutor Jean Cloud said. The prosecutors office was presented with the warrant requesting charges on Wednesday.
Warren man killed after verbal altercation with passenger of vehicle
WARREN, Mich. – A verbal altercation between a Warren resident and vehicle passenger last week become fatal, Warren police say. Officers found 30-year-old Warren resident James Russell Harbaugh, severely injured lying in the street. A passenger in that vehicle exited and physically assaulted Harbaugh after what appeared to be a verbal altercation. Harbaugh stood in the street after the passenger re-entered the vehicle. Prosecutor William Cataldo authorized charges for homicide-first degree, failure to stop at scene of accident causing death, lying to a police officer during a violent crime investigation, and DWLS 2nd offense.