Road rage shootings on the rise nationwide
An investigation is underway into a freeway shooting that happened at 7:30 a.m. Friday (July 16) on <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/M-14/" target="_blank">M-14</a> in <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Plymouth_Township/" target="_blank">Plymouth Township</a>.
Michigan State Police investigate shooting near Southfield Freeway, I-96 in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting on a freeway on Detroit’s west side. The shooting happened on the Southfield Freeway intersection at I-96 on Tuesday evening. Police said that the driver of an SUV was going south on the Southfield Freeway when another vehicle pulled up next to it and started shooting. The exit to westbound and eastbound I-96 was closed, but Southfield Freeway is now open. READ: Freeway shooting coverageAd
3 dead after shooting on I-96 in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a deadly freeway shooting on I-96 Express near Schaefer Highway and Grand River Avenue in Detroit. UPDATE: 3 dead after shooting on I-96 in Detroit: What we knowState police shut down both the eastbound and westbound express lanes of the freeway for several hours before reopening just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. Police said they started receiving reports of two cars shooting at each other on the freeway just after 10 p.m. Monday. A female in the vehicle was also shot and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. AdPolice are looking for a motive behind the shooting and interviewing witnesses,Stay with Local 4 as more information becomes available.
Man found dead inside SUV in Detroit may be victim of another freeway shooting
DETROIT – Police searched a lot just south of the I-96 and I-94 interchange Thursday morning to look for answer in what could be another freeway shooting. Police responded to the scene, located off Tillman Street and Warren Avenue, just after 10 a.m. after multiple 911 calls reported gunshots. Police only described the victim as a white man who had been shot to death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Police investigating possible freeway shooting in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Police are investigating a possible shooting that happened Friday at around 8:40 p.m. on eastbound I-696 near Campbell Road in Royal Oak. According to police, the driver of a vehicle with a passenger inside reported being in the area and shot at by someone in a light colored vehicle for no reason. No one was harmed in the vehicle that was reportedly targeted. In response to the situation I-696 from Woodward to Mohawk was closed down. The vehicle that was reportedly targeted is being processed as part of the ongoing investigation.
Driver shoots at another vehicle on I-96 shortly after they crashed in Detroit, police say
DETROIT – Police are looking for an individual accused of shooting at vehicles on I-96 early Sunday morning following a car crash they were involved in. Michigan State Police say at about 12:10 a.m. a woman’s vehicle was shot at while driving on I-96. According to the woman and other witnesses, the shooter was involved in a car crash with the victim prior to the reported shooting, police say. The victim and the suspect collided in Detroit at Grand River Avenue and Linsday Street. Another driver reportedly approached police as they spoke with the victim, saying his vehicle was also struck by gunfire related to the incident.
Shooting victim’s vehicle blocks lane, causes crash on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – Michigan State Police said troopers were dispatched about 3:20 a.m. Monday to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39) just north of 8 Mile Road after the report of a shooting in Detroit. There had been a shooting that police believe happened on 7 Mile Road near the Southfield Freeway. The victim fled the area after being shot, entered northbound Southfield Freeway but came to a rest on the freeway, blocking the left northbound lane just north of 8 Mile Road. Another vehicle that was not involved in the shooting rear-ended the shooting victim’s vehicle. State police said the shooting victim fled the crash scene on foot and was located by Southfield police.
Oakland County deputy shot at on I-96 in Livonia, sheriff says
LIVONIA, Mich. – A deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was shot at on Interstate 96 in the Livonia area Saturday night, Sheriff Mike Bouchard said in a tweet Sunday afternoon. “Last night, one of our deputies was traveling at approximately 2000 hours, between Merriman and Farmington Road exit. A blue Mercury Milan slowed down and pulled up along-side his vehicle," read the tweet. pic.twitter.com/nbWOo67zAr — Mike Bouchard (@MikeJBouchard) November 1, 2020Bourchard said a man, described as Black and in his mid-20s to early 30s, fired a shot at the deputy, hitting his vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Livonia police at 734-466-2470 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak-Up.
Michigan State Police investigating after woman reports being shot at on Southfield Freeway
Detroit – Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting that happened on the Southfield Freeway near McNichols Road on Saturday at 4 a.m. Troopers were dispatched to northbound M-10 and Evergreen Road after a woman reported being shot at. The suspect pulled next to the victim and fired two rounds at her vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as white Suburban or Yukon with tinted windows. READ: More freeway shooting coverage
Police investigating potential road rage shooting on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – There have been at least 18 shootings on Metro Detroit freeways since June. The driver told police his car was shot multiple times by someone in a Maserati somewhere between McNichols and Eight Mile roads. That’s when the victim claims the Maserati driver fired shots and fled northbound. Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State Patrol urges drivers to avoid engaging in arguments while on the road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Metro South Post at 734-287-500.
State police investigate shooting along I-94 near Moross in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a suspected freeway shooting reported early Thursday morning along I-94 on Detroit’s east side. Police said about 2:45 a.m. troopers were called to westbound I-94 near Chalmers Street for a shooting. A driver told troopers he was on westbound I-94 when someone in a black SUV started shooting at him. State police shut down westbound I-94 at Moross Road. Sept. 22: Michigan State Police investigate shooting at I-96 and Greenfield RoadSept. 23: Police: Shots fired at man driving on Southfield Freeway
MSP lieutenant believes faster driving during pandemic is factor in Metro Detroit freeway shootings
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw spoke about a rash of Metro Detroit freeway shootings, saying he believes drivers are speeding more during the pandemic, leading to disputes on the roadway. Over the past six months, Metro Detroit drivers have had to cope with a new hazard: Gunfire. Shaw said the incident began with a run-in between two men at Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway and moved to I-96. Shaw believes more than anything, drivers need to take a deep breath and step back if they find themselves in a possible road rage situation. Michigan State Police officials said since June 15, there have been 18 shooting incidents on Metro Detroit highways, including 14 in Detroit.
Police: Shots fired at man driving on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – Traffic on Interstate 96 was shut down for hours Tuesday afternoon as Michigan State Police tried to piece together a shooting on the freeway near Greenfield Road. A jeep that was struck in the shooting received damage to its back window, driver’s side window and door and one of the tires. Sources said the man driving the jeep told police he was shot at while driving on the Southfield Freeway north of Joy Road, which lead police to shut down the lanes Tuesday night and start walking the freeway looking for shell casings. Police sources said after the man was shot at, he pulled over near I-96 and Greenfield and called a family member to come and get him. It is unknown what led to the shooting.
Michigan State Police investigate shooting at I-96 and Greenfield Road
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting on eastbound I-96 and Greenfield Road. The victim made it to a local hospital, police said. The shooting happened Tuesday evening. Police said shell casings have been located. READ: More local news coverage
One man injured in I-94 shooting in Harper Woods, Michigan State Police say
HARPER WOODS, Mich. From June 15 to July 29, Michigan State Police reported 15 felonious assaults -- non-fatal shootings and homicides -- on Metro Detroit freeways. Since then, five more freeways were reported, including a shooting that ended in Harper Woods Wednesday and left one man seriously injured. A red Pontiac G6 came to a stop at the intersection of Roscommon Street and Peerless Avenue in Harper Woods, riddleed with bullets. I looked and I saw the smoke from the tires, Harper Woods resident Larry Duren. There is no motive yet determined, and it is unknown if the men in the red vehicle knew anyone in the other vehicle.
Michigan State Police investigate possible freeway shooting in Harper Woods
HARPER WOODS, Mich. Michigan State Police are investigating a possible freeway shooting Wednesday in Harper Woods. State polices Special Investigation Section detectives responded to the intersection of Roscommon Street and Peerless Avenue. One person was struck and was transported to a local hospital. Police believe the shooting may have happened on the freeway. Interstate 94 at 10 Mile Road has been closed as detectives continue to investigate and locate the crime scene.
Driver reports shooting on I-94 near Ecorse Road
TAYLOR, Mich. The westbound lanes of I-94 were closed at Telegraph Road for several hours Thursday morning for a police investigation after a shooting on the interstate. Michigan State Police said troopers were dispatched about 3:50 a.m. to a shooting on the freeway. A man said he had been shot at while driving on westbound I-94 near Ecorse Road. The driver was not hurt and continued driving to work. The man who called police is a concealed pistol license (CPL) holder.
Driver calls shooting on I-94 near Telegraph a case of road rage
TAYLOR, Mich. A driver on I-94 said multiple shots were fired at his car in a case of road rage Thursday morning. It happened at I-94 and Telegraph Road, leaving the freeway shutdown for hours for police to investigate. Lacour Vaughn was on his way to work just before 4 a.m. when he noticed a driver weaving in and out of traffic. I switched lanes so I could pass him and I guess he didnt like that and a case of road rage happened, Vaughn said. The shooting shut down I-94 just as morning traffic started to pick up.
Michigan State Police investigating possible freeway shooting involving two victims
DETROIT Michigan State Police are investigating a possible freeway shooting that reportedly left two people hospitalized. On Sunday at around 4:55 a.m. MSP responded to the freeway shooting that happened on the southbound Lodge Freeway between Davison and Hamilton. According to police, two of the shooting victims drove to Henry Ford Hospital. Police are shutting down the southbound Lodge Freeway at Elmhurst Avenue to investigate the shooting. Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit as this story continues to develop.
Wixom man arrested under suspicion of shooting at man in two separate incidents
DETROIT Charlie Dushaee Brown, 49, was charged Saturday in connection to a shooting that occurred Wednesday on I-96, near the Southfield Freeway. According to Michigan State Police, at about 12:30 p.m., a man called 911 and told police someone driving alongside him on I-96 fired one round from a handgun, striking the driver side door of his vehicle. Detroit police said Brown had also shot at the victim in June and was being investigated by its department as well. Police said detectives were able to track down Brown at his place of employment, where he was taken into custody Thursday without incident. Brown was arraigned Saturday on charges of assault with intent to murder, great bodily harm less than murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and felony firearm.
State police investigating report of shooting on Southfield Freeway in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police shut down northbound Southfield Freeway between 7 Mile and 8 Mile roads after a suspected shooting on the freeway early Thursday morning. Traffic update: This stretch of the northbound side of freeway was closed for an investigation Thursday. Police said he thought it was a drunk driver, so he backed off the vehicle. Once he arrived at his destination, he found what he thought was a bullet hole in his vehicle, police said. The man tried to file the report with the Southfield Police Department, but was directed to make the report with state police.
Detroit man facing charges in connection with Lodge Freeway shooting
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. A Detroit man is facing charges after he allegedly shot someone while driving on the Lodge Freeway in Southfield on Sunday. Police say Butler pulled up next to the victims vehicle around 7:30 p.m. near the 8 Mile Road exit on the northbound side of the freeway and fired shots. Earlier this week, police said they believed the shooting was probably related to road rage. The victim needed surgery, but he is expected to recover. Butler was issued a $500,000 cash bond.
State police: Shots fired at semi truck on Southfield Freeway exit ramp to 7 Mile Road
DETROIT – Someone opened fire on a semi truck Tuesday morning along the Southfield Freeway (M-39) near 7 Mile Road in Detroit. Michigan State Police said it happened about 6:20 a.m. on the northbound Southfield Freeway exit ramp to 7 Mile Road. A car pulled up alongside the semi truck and someone from inside the car fired multiple shots at the truck. The car was last seen traveling westbound on 7 Mile Road. Related: State police: Focus hits Mustang on westbound I-94 near Ecorse Road