Construction crew finds human remains under Detroit sidewalk
DETROIT – Human remains were found in downtown Detroit this week. WXYZ in Detroit reported that a construction crew found the skeletal remains while digging at the intersection of Fort Street and Cass Avenue around 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Detroit police have confirmed the bones as human but said a skull and right torso are still missing from the body. They are looking for the rest of the bones. It is unclear if the person was a male or female, the TV station reported.mlive.com
DTE, other agencies investigate apparent underground explosion in southwest Detroit
“It felt like an explosion or earthquake honestly. The doors in the building were shifting. We were trying to fix them and then we noticed that it was actually a foundation issue. Cracks were appearing inside as well as outside."
Detroit police investigate fatal shooting south of Mexicantown
DETROIT – Police are investigating a shooting that left a 35-year-old man dead Saturday night. Police said it happened at a home located near the intersection of Campbell Street and the Fisher Freeway, just north of Fort Street. According to authorities, the suspect entered the residence at about 6:30 p.m. and fired several shots, killing a 35-year-old man. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Suspect in hit-and-run that killed pregnant Southgate mother given $2M bond
SOUTHGATE, Mich. – Raymond John Alkewich, 31, is accused of killing a pregnant Southgate mother in a hit-and-run incident Saturday. He was arraigned Tuesday and was charged with failure to stop at scene of an accident resulting in death. Her family knows the arraignment won’t bring her back, but they’re hoping it’s a step in the right direction for the grieving family. It’s believed that over the weekend, Alkewich ran a light and struck Strother, who was crossing the street, and then kept on driving. The court is going to assess a $2 million bond,” said Judge Elisabeth Mullins.
Was it autopilot or driver error? Feds investigate Tesla crash on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a special crash investigation team to Detroit Tuesday to investigate a collision crash involving a Tesla that drove beneath a semitrailerThe crash happened at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Waterman and Fort streets. The investigators are looking for any answers in what could have gone wrong with the crash. The passenger, a 21-year-old woman, is in the hospital in critical condition and the driver of the Tesla was also injured. The crash circumstances are similar to two others in Florida in which Teslas drove beneath tractor-trailers, causing two deaths. In both crashes, in 2016 and 2019, the cars were being driven while using Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving software.
Candlelight vigil held for pregnant woman killed in Southgate hit-and-run
SOUTHGATE, Mich. – A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night to remember 35-year-old Jessica Strother, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Southgate. “I tried to reach and I couldn’t get her in time and she just got hit. It’s unclear what led to the accident taking place but Johnson said the driver of the vehicle didn’t even try to stop. AdA vigil was held in the exact same place where Jessica was killed, near the intersection of Fort and Superior streets. I didn’t think that it even happened.
Woman in critical condition after car gets wedged under semi truck in Detroit
DETROIT – A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition Thursday after a vehicle she was riding in became wedged beneath the trailer of a semi truck in Detroit. UPDATE March 16: Was it autopilot or driver error? A passenger in the Tesla -- an unidentified 21-year-old woman -- suffered from a head injury and was taken to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. AdOfficials say the condition of the male driver is unknown at this time. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2260.
Mausoleum broken into at Detroit cemetery, police seek culprits
DETROIT – A mausoleum at a cemetery on Detroit’s west side was broken into early Sunday morning. According to authorities, the damage was discovered just before 5 a.m. Police said an unknown number of suspects broke into a mausoleum at a cemetery located near the intersection of Fort and Woodmere streets and attempted to gain entry into another. Police said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5440 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
New photography exhibit at the DIA explores six decades of blue-collar life in metro Detroit
click to enlarge Courtesy of the DIA"Press Operators, GM Fisher Body Trim Plant, Fort Street, Detroit Michigan," 1982, Russ Marshall, American; gelatin silver print. If you need proof that metro Detroiters are hard workers, look no further than the intimate photo exhibition exploring six decades of blue-collar life in the Detroit area heading to the Detroit Institute of Arts.During his time as a freelance photographer for various national and local labor and trade publications from 1975 through 2005, Pennsylvania native Russ Marshall, who relocated to Detroit with his family when he was just 3 years old, managed to capture metro Detroit's “changing industrial and societal landscapes” over a 50-year span.will be presented at the DIA starting Nov. 15 and will run through June 27, 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 90 black-and-white photographs of laborers, candid shots taken alongside assembly lines, as well as images documenting metro Detroit's nightlife, including its jazz and blues scene, the 1967 Love-in on Belle Isle, socialites at high-profile events, parades, and architectural landmarks.The exhibit will be organized into five themes: Everyday Detroit, Public Life, Workers, Sounds of Detroit, and Turning His Lens toward Europe. The exhibit will close with images from Marshall's European travels between 1987-1990, including images of an intact Berlin Wall.A Marshall-curated YouTube and Spotify playlist inspired by his “love of jazz, blues, and poetry” will accompany the exhibit, which will be made available across the DIA's social media channels. The exhibit, too, will be offered virtually.The exhibition is free with museum admission, which is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.metrotimes.com
Victim and gunman in Lincoln Park neighborhood shooting knew each other
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – There is brand new information about a Lincoln Park neighborhood shooting that happened on Moran near Fort Street. Police spent hours in the neighborhood looking for any type of evidence they could find. Lincoln Park police were on scene combing the area for evidence and found a shell casing on the ground. Investigators are saying this is quite possibly a domestic incident claiming that the victim and the shooter either knew each other or were relatives. To make matters worse, the shooting happened right around the corner from a school.
‘I just ran,’ -- Shooting rocks Lincoln Park neighborhood
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – A man was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after a shooting in a Lincoln Park neighborhood. “Two more people came out and they were fist fighting. They came to out to about the sidewalk and they were punching and fist fighting. I literally turned around at that corner and I heard the gunshot so I just booked it. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln Park Police Department at 313-381-1800.
Vehicle at Riverview gas station vandalized, police seek suspect
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Police are looking for a person wanted in connection to the vandalism of a vehicle at a gas station in Riverview. According to authorities, at about 7 a.m. Sept. 7, the suspected vandal damaged a vehicle at the Mobil Gas Station located near the intersection of Fort Street and Pennsylvania Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverview Police Department at 734-281-4214. More: Metro Detroit crime news
Security camera captures video of deadly shooting at River Rouge gas station
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – A security camera captured video of a River Rouge gas station shooting that left a man dead earlier this week. The video shows three people getting out of a silver Chrysler 300, walking over to another and firing shots around 6 p.m. Monday at the gas station on Visger Road between Jefferson Avenue and Fort Street. His family identified him as Alex Minor, of River Rouge. The owner of the gas station, Emad Saleh, said the gunmen then sped up the street to get to Minor’s girlfriend, who was in another car with children inside. You can hear from Minor’s cousin and Saleh in the video posted above.
Police investigating after 2 shot outside gas station in River Rouge
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. Two people were shot outside a gas station in River Rouge, according to police. It happened Monday night on Visger Road between Jefferson Avenue and Fort Street. Video from the scene shows two cars with bullet holes. Police have not released any other information. READ: More local crime reports
Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint while filming in Detroit
DETROIT A man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint while filming in Detroit on Saturday evening. Detroit police say the 39-year-old man was filming near Fort Street and 15th Street around 8:20 p.m. when two unknown suspects approached him and allegedly robbed him at gunpoint. The two suspects fled the scene heading east on Fort Street in a tan four-door Lincoln, officials said. Police say a wallet, camera equipment and firearm were stolen from the victim, who is a CPL holder. Anyone with information can contact Detroit Polices Third Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-1340 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Drivers block traffic driving donuts in Southwest Detroit
DETROIT – It’s another round of cars doing donuts on Detroit’s streets. The latest incident happened on Fort Street, in Southwest Detroit on Sunday. Both cars were holding up traffic, while people were watching and recording on their cell phones. When police arrived, a Detroit Police Cruiser started chasing a white Challenge, but is cut off by a black car. Moments later, multiple cars took off.
Fort Street closed between Rosa Parks Boulevard, Trumbull Avenue in Detroit
DETROIT - Fort Street is closed from Rosa Parks Boulevard to Trumbull Avenue for bridgework starting Friday, Oct. 4 and lasting until early December, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. DetoursNorthbound M-85 will be detoured via southbound Rosa Parks Boulevard, northbound Jefferson Avenue and northbound Cabacier Street back to northbound M-85. Southbound M-85 will be detoured via northbound Trumbull Avenue, southbound West Lafayette Boulevard, and southbound Rosa Parks Boulevard back to southbound M-85. The project is expected to be completed by early December. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Sept. 12, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon (watch the episode above). 6 people hurt in house fire in SW DetroitSix people were hurt in a house fire Thursday morning in Southwest Detroit. lerk injured, ATM stolen from gas station in Southwest DetroitIt happened Thursday morning at the gas station on Fort Street near Clark Avenue. Metro Detroit weather: Lingering morning showers, cooler todaySome lingering showers may greet you as you head out and about this Thursday morning, and roadways are wet regardless. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Bystander killed in triple shooting outside Southwest Detroit gas station
DETROIT - Detroit police are investigating a deadly triple shooting at a gas station Thursday night on the city's west side. Investigators said a 46-year-old man was shot several times after leaving the gas station on Fort Street, near the Marathon Detroit Refinery. The people in the caravan opened fire on the Taurus, hitting a man and a woman, as well as the 46-year-old man who was killed. The man and woman are expected to be OK."I don't know what's going on in this neighborhood. Three people were shot outside a gas station Aug. 29, 2019 in Southwest Detroit.
Innocent bystander killed in triple shooting outside Southwest Detroit gas station
Three people were shot outside a gas station Aug. 29, 2019 on Fort Street in Southwest Detroit. (WDIV)DETROIT - Detroit police are investigating a deadly triple shooting at a gas station Thursday night on the city's west side. Investigators said a 46-year-old man was shot several times after leaving the gas station on Fort Street, near the Marathon Detroit Refinery. Three or four people in a white caravan pulled into the parking lot after following a black Ford Taurus, police said. The people in the caravan opened fire on the Taurus, hitting a man and a woman, as well as the 46-year-old man who was killed.
Innocent bystander killed in triple shooting at Southwest Detroit gas station
DETROIT - Detroit police are investigating a deadly triple shooting at a gas station on the city's west side. Investigators tell us a 46-year-old man was shot several times, after leaving the gas station on Fort Street, near the Marathon Detroit Refinery. Police tell us three or four individuals in a white caravan pulled into the parking lot, after following a black Ford Taurus. Officers tell us the individuals in the caravan opened fire on the Taurus, hitting a man and a woman, as well as the 46-year-old man who was killed. The man and woman are expected to be okay.
Friends of man killed in motorcycle crash question 911 response time
DETROIT - Calls to 911 after a deadly crash went unanswered and now Detroit police are explaining why operators didn't immediately pick up the calls. Detroit police have launched an internal investigation into one supervisor's actions and are outlining the timeline of why the calls to 911 were not answered right away. Michael BlackwellWhen the friends of Michael Blackwell called 911 after he crashed his motorcycle, they say nobody answered. A recording is what Blackwell's friends and other 911 callers in Detroit heard Saturday night. Craig said in extreme circumstances, when a prompt picks up, calls should stay on the line.
59-year-old woman killed in explosion that destroyed half of Southgate house
SOUTHGATE, Mich. - A 59-year-old woman was killed Thursday in an explosion that destroyed half of her home in Southgate, officials said. The next-door neighbor's home was damaged during a deadly house explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019. Here is aerial video of the scene:More photos:A house destroyed in a deadly explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)A Southgate house was destroyed in an explosion on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)Firefighters on the scene of a deadly house explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019.
What we know: Carjacking suspect arrested after shots fired at Detroit police
DETROIT - What started with an off-duty police officer being carjacked in Detroit early Tuesday morning ended in southwest Detroit with one of the three suspects surrendering to officials. The situation began before 3 a.m. Tuesday at a BP gas station on Fort Street near Clark Avenue in Detroit. An off-duty Harper Woods police officer was carjacked at a gas station early Tuesday morning. Police arrested one suspect later Tuesday after a short pursuit and the stolen truck crashed in Melvindale. While investigating the carjacking, a surveillance unit spotted a suspect vehicle and the suspects they were seeking.
Police gun and body armor inside vehicle taken by carjacker in Detroit
DETROIT - Police equipment was inside a vehicle taken by a carjacker at a BP gas station on Fort Street near Clark in Southwest Detroit. Investigators said the driver went into the gas station and when he came out, a gunman approached him and hook his keys. The gunman then left in the victims truck. Police body armor and gun were inside the vehicle, but this was not a police vehicle that was stolen. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.