Michigan AG offers to launch investigation into Oxford school shooting
Attorney General Dana Nessel said she’s been in communication with Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald about her concerns and frustration involving the school shooting at Oxford High School. The Attorney General said these types of investigations are perfect for her office.
Gun violence in Kalamazoo prompts city and county leaders to seek residents’ input
KALAMAZOO, MI — City and county leaders want to know what residents think about gun violence and how to address the problem. The city of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County will jointly host a listening session on Gun Violence in Kalamazoo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Gun violence has been an issue for quite some time, Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Vice Chair Tami Rey told MLive on Tuesday. In September, the city of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County both adopted resolutions declaring gun violence a public health crisis. The city and county each committed $1 million of Federal stimulus funds to ongoing community violence intervention.mlive.com
Cuomo Declares ‘Disaster Emergency’ on Gun Violence in New York
At a presentation Tuesday, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a "disaster emergency" on gun violence in New York and issued an executive order expediting funding to address the problem, which he called a new "epidemic."news.yahoo.com
Detroit police release video footage of man wanted for shooting 16-year-old boy
DETROIT – Detroit police have released video footage of a man wanted for shooting and injuring a 16-year-old boy on Feb. 13 around 7:20 p.m. in the 15000 block of East Warren in Detroit. According to police, the victim was with another 16-year-old boy at the time when both got into an argument with the shooter. The shooter started to fire shots at both, but only struck the victim. The shooter has been described as an armed man who was wearing white pants with a grey hoodie. Anyone who recognizes the shooter in either the video or photo is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-5540.
Mount Clemens man arrested in connection with shooting of 18-year-old relative
Police say the victim was found at a nearby business in the area and taken to the hospital. MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A 22-year-old gunman was arrested for shooting his 18-year-old relative in the upper right arm on Sunday around 11 p.m. in the area of North Broadway and Clemens streets, police say. Both the shooter and victim live in Mount Clemens, although not together. The shooter was arrested shortly after the incident in the area once officers were provided with a description of him. Police say the victim was found at a nearby business in the area and taken to the hospital.
4-year-old Detroit boy accidentally shoots himself after finding gun, police say
DETROIT – A 4-year-old boy found a gun and accidentally shot himself, police said. The boy shot himself on Sunday at 11:22 p.m. in the 14400 block of Hubbell Avenue in Detroit. He was privately conveyed to an area hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said. READ: Metro Detroit father advocates for gun safety training after reports of several children shotAnyone with information should contact the Detroit Police Department 2nd Precinct at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.
Metro Detroit father advocates for gun safety training after reports of several children shot
A Metro Detroit man involved in a 2014 shooting is advocating for gun safety and protection, especially among children. Ever since then, he has been advocating for gun safety and protection. “I do frequent training, not only with self-defense, but also in safety," Weldon said. The man says his weapons are locked away in his home, and he has gun safety measures in place as well. These incidents only further prove to Weldon that understanding gun safety is important, no matter your age.
Violent clash between Detroit police and protesters leads to arrests
Police Chief James Craig is drawing a line in the sand between his police force and the group, Detroit Will Breathe. Members of the group organized a protest against Operation Legend that took place Saturday. Operation Legend has brought an increased number of federal agents to Detroit who are focused on fighting gun violence. After multiple warnings that took place over an hour police say they moved in after someone pointed a laser at them. Operation Legend in Detroit
Dozens tear-gassed, arrested on Woodward Avenue amid Downtown Detroit protest
DETROIT – More than 40 protesters were taken into custody Saturday night as they blocked off Woodward Avenue between John R. Street and Grand River Avenue. About 100 people gathered on Woodward Avenue in a protest against “Operation Legend” -- an initiative established to address increasing gun and gang violence in cities across the U.S., including in Detroit. The group Detroit Will Breathe has expressed their opposition to the initiative, which brings additional federal agents to Detroit and other participating U.S. cities. Saturday night’s protest in Downtown Detroit went smoothly, for the most part, until about midnight. A Detroit Police Department spokesperson said half of the people arrested were not from the city of Detroit.
42 arrested during Detroit protest against increased presence of federal agents
DETROIT – Several people were arrested during a protest against Operation Legend on Saturday night in Downtown Detroit. According to the Detroit Police Department, a total of 42 protesters were arrested. The group Detroit Will Breathe organized the protest to speak out against federal agents who were sent by President Donald Trump’s administration to assist with increasing gun violence. Detroit Will Breathe is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. today outside Detroit Police Headquarters to discuss last night’s protest and police response. Operation Legend in Detroit
‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look like
DETROIT – US officials on Wednesday provided additional details regarding “Operation Legend” -- which is bringing a number of federal agents to Detroit in the coming weeks. “Operation Legend continues and expands what we have been doing for decades, which is sending federal agents and money to Detroit to fight gun and gang violence,” Schneider said. The governor of Oregon did announce Wednesday that federal agents will begin leaving Portland. A number of U.S. cities will also participate in Operation Legend, including Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee. READ MORE: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Encouraged me to keep my head up -- Ceasefire Youth Initiative helps teen with career plan
The incoming college freshman has a career plan for his life thanks to help from Ceasefire Youth Initiative. The model for Ceasefire Youth Initiative is men stand up, boys sit down, explained the non-profit CEO Reggie Reg Davis. Our program involves men who go into the schools and we mentor young men, he explained. There were five young men between the ages of 13 and 20 that decided to take his life. For more information on Ceasefire Youth Initiative, please visit: http://ceasefiremichigan.org/For more information on Ordinary Clothing, please visit: www.instagram.com/ordinaryclothingbrandMore: Your Neighborhood stories
Redford police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots 5-year-old girl in head
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head early Monday morning in the 26500 block of Plymouth Road in Redford Township, police said. MORE: Hear from mother of 5-year-old girl accidentally shot by younger brother in Redford TownshipThe person who pulled the trigger is her 4-year-old brother, police said. The 5-year-old girl, identified as Karina Norwood, was taken to a nearby hospital. Mother says 4-year-old woke up in middle of night, found gunThe mother said the 4-year-old boy has had trouble sleeping. More: Redford Township news
Teen fatally shot while sitting in car at Runyon, Greiner in Detroit
DETROIT A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday night in the area of Runyon and Greiner streets on Detroits west side. The victim was sitting in the drivers seat of his 2014 white Dodge Durango. A 2014 red Ford Fusion pulled up alongside the Durango and someone from inside the Fusion fired shots into the Durango, striking the teen. Detroit police continue to investigate this deadly shooting and are asking anyone with information to please call Detroit Police Homicide at 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. More: Metro Detroit Crime News
Three people shot including 9-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl in Detroit
Three people were shot Sunday night including a 9-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. Police said an unknown gunman approached three people standing outside a home and started firing, hitting them. A 37-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl are in critical condition. A 9-year-old boy is in stable condition at the hospital. If you have any information, call Detroit Police Departments Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5840, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.