LOCAL CRIME NEWS
Detroit man sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking, forced women struggling with addictions into prostitution
A 39-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to 180 months in federal prison on Thursday, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to using drugs to lure at least six women into prostitution.
Bentley stolen from Southfield business; police search for man caught on camera
SOUTHFIELD – A vehicle valued at nearly a quarter of a million dollars was stolen from a Southfield business Tuesday. Police are searching for the man seen on camera taking the Bentley Flying Spur from Dream Luxury Car Rentals on Telegraph Road. UPDATE: Police arrest man caught on camera stealing Bentley from Southfield businessThe man came to the shop, allegedly claiming he wanted to buy it. While in the office, he took the keys and was caught on camera the next day getting in the car and taking off. Anyone with information is asked to contact Southfield police.
VIDEO: Man snatches gun from man at Detroit gas station counter
DETROIT – Police are looking for three men wanted in connection to a Jan. 28 armed robbery on Detroit’s west side. According to authorities, the robbery happened at a gas station near the intersection of Seven Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue. Police said two unknown suspects exited a black Pontiac G6 and entered the gas station. Surveillance video of the armed robbery can be seen in the video player above. AdMore: Detroit crime news
Man shot and killed outside home in Highland Park
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday in Highland Park that left one man dead. The incident happened in the area of Buena Vista Street and Woodward Avenue, south of Davison Freeway. Officers said the man in his late 20s was sitting on his porch when two men approached and opened fire. The man staggered to a friend’s home and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. You can watch the full report in the video above.
Detroit family seeks justice for 63-year-old man shot, killed outside his home
DETROIT – A Detroit family continues its search for answers after a 63-year-old man was shot and killed last year. Averil May was shot to death in front of his home on Stawell Avenue near Joy Road and Wyoming Avenue. On Monday, his family made a plea for anyone with information to come forward. So, if you have any tips on his murder or anything, just come speak up,” said his grandson Bryce May. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Man killed, woman injured in shooting during meet up to buy skates at Detroit gas station, police say
DETROIT – Police said a 33-year-old man was killed Wednesday night after he and a 41-year-old woman were shot at a Detroit gas station. There was a heavy police presence along Woodward Avenue from Seven Mile to Eight Mile roads. Vernal Newson said the couple was meeting a man at a BP gas station at the corner of West Seven Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. READ: Detroit man accused of shooting fiancé 4 times, her mother twice after being released from prison earlyThe suspect, a 21-year-old man, fired multiple shots at the couple’s car. “A witness flagged down officers from the transit center and they pursued the individual,” Newson said.
18-year-old suspect turns self in to Detroit police in connection with fatal double-shooting
DETROIT – An 18-year-old man turned himself in to police in connection with the fatal shooting of two sisters Friday on Detroit’s east side. Police said the man was wanted in connection with a fatal double-shooting at a home on Lantz Street, near John R. Street, just south of State Fair Avenue. READ: Family in ‘complete shock’ after fatal double-shooting, Detroit police seek 18-year-old suspectPolice have not released the suspect’s name and no official arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Waterford Township police search for man in connection with breaking into gas station
Waterford Township police search for man, who they said broke into a gas station on Cooley Lake Road. WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Waterford Township police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man they said broke into a Mobile gas station on Dec. 14. Police said that with a rock, the man broke the front door glass of the gas station, located in the 5700 block of Cooley Lake Road. The man is described as wearing a ball cap with white insignia, dark-colored hooded jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterford Township Police Detective Knapp at 248-618-6077 or send an anonymous tip at 248-674-COPS.
Family in ‘complete shock’ after fatal double-shooting, Detroit police seek 18-year-old suspect
DETROIT – Police are searching for an 18-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of two women Friday on Detroit’s east side. Police said the victims -- 21-year-old Shaniya Todd and 18-year-old Shakiya Todd -- were sisters and were killed when a fight turned into a shooting. They said they’re upset and confused, but hopeful that the information police released on the suspect could lead to an arrest. Police released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a Dec. 18, 2020 fatal shooting. Police said he shot and killed Shakiya Todd and her older sister, Shaniya Todd, who also is a young mother.
Police search for gunman who shot, killed 2 women on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed two women Friday on Detroit’s east side. They just lost their mother 10 month ago,” said Korlanos Todd. Police said an 18-year old man shot and killed the victims inside a home on West Lantz Street. Korlanos Todd said the two women were at the house to check on a woman who lived there. Obviously, it’s not going to bring them back but it would bring us some clarity and closure,” Korlanos Todd said.
Amber Alert canceled: Madison Heights children found safe with family in Toledo
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – An Amber Alert issued Friday morning for a 4-month-old child and 1-year-old child in Madison Heights has been canceled after the children were found safe in Toledo. Madison Heights police said the children were found safe with family. Police originally believed the children had been kidnapped by an 18-year-old man was believed to be armed. The Amber Alert was issued early Friday morning warning the man may be headed to Detroit or Toledo with the children. Police said the man had assaulted the children’s father and took the children at gunpoint.
Man arrested in stabbing of mother, stepfather in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A 71-year-old man died four days after he and his wife were stabbed in their Madison Heights apartment, police said. (McKinney) somehow got the knife away from him and then stabbed his mother and stepdad,” said Madison Heights Police Chief Corey Haines. Here, it’s everywhere.”In addition to attempted murder charges, McKinney is facing charges of resisting and assaulting officers. One of the attempted murder charges is expected to change to murder following the stepfather’s death. Police said McKinney has faced past assault charges that were later dropped for an incident involving his mother and stepfather.
Oakland County deputies investigate non-fatal shooting in Pontiac
PONTIAC, Mich. – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a non-fatal shooting at a home in Pontiac. No injuries were reported among the six victims -- between the ages of 13 and 40. Deputies said the victim reported not knowing the shooter and could not think of anyone who would harm her. Investigators spoke with a neighbor who said they saw an unknown Black man running from the area after shots were fired. View more: Oakland County news
Police search for man in connection with assault, larceny on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man in connection with assault and larceny on Detroit’s east side. He is described as a Black man, dark complexion, between the ages of 20-30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black mask, green North Face hoodie and dark pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Family seeking justice for man killed in shooting on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A Detroit family continues its search for answers after a 26-year-old man was killed in a shooting in February. “No matter how small or big information is, if you knew him, you knew he didn’t deserve this,” said Tramble’s brother John. My family deserve justice. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Police search for gunman who shot woman outside Sterling Heights condominium
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Police are looking for a man who fired multiple shots at a woman a few feet away from her door in Sterling Heights. “We heard the shots, like six shots and there was a woman yelling. Police said the woman was targeted by the man -- who before the shooting, was sitting in a truck. A camera in the window captures the incident as the woman on the porch watches in disbelief. Like kids were playing, the weather was good,” the witness saidLocal 4 did try interviewing the victim about the incident.
Sterling Heights police investigate shooting caught on camera
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police are investigating a video showing the moment a woman was shot at inside an SUV. Police said the woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened on Nov. 28 at the Park Place Condominiums near Metro Parkway and Dequindre Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 586-446-2866. You can watch the video posted aboveView more: Macomb County news
Man charged after seen on video throwing dog down stairs at Riverview apartment
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Police said a man has been charged with animal neglect and cruelty after a Ring video showed him throwing a dog down a set of stairs inside a Riverview apartment building. According to the Riverview Police Department, the man, identified as Jacob McMillan, turned himself in and was arraigned on the misdemeanor charge Wednesday. On Nov. 10, officers received calls about the video -- posted on social media -- capturing a man throwing the pit bull in the Riverview Crossings apartment building. Police identified McMillan through witness reports. A detective on the case spoke with apartment management, who stated that McMillan did not live in the apartment.
14-year-old injured in shooting on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A 14-year-old was injured in a shooting Friday on Detroit’s east side. The shooting happened on Houston Whittier Street. Police believe the shooting may be connected to a fight that happened earlier in the day. The teen is in critical condition. One person has been taken into custody.
Thieves steal Slows Bar BQ trailer in Corktown, owner says
DETROIT – Police are investigating a restaurant’s food trailer that was reported stolen Wednesday. “It’s 26-feet long, it’s 10,000 pounds,” said Michael Metevia, owner of Slows Bar BQ. “There’s no hiding it.”The trailer was taken from a fenced lot on Michigan Avenue at about 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. Wednesday. “We parked it in our secure lot where it normally lives when we’re not using it. So when something like this happens, it is more of an emotional blow than business,” he said.
Dearborn family seeking answers in shooting death of 18-year-old
DEARBORN, Mich. – A Dearborn family is pleading for answers after an 18-year-old man was killed in September in Highland Park. On Sept. 14, Yaser Boumelham was shot to death on Gerald Street. We’re restless,” Ibrahim Boumelham said. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up or www.1800speakup.org.
Hazel Park man charged with attempted sexual assault of 17-year-old girl
HAZEL PARK, Mich. – A Hazel Park man accused of attempting to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl faced a judge Friday. Police said 29-year-old Darryl Tellis approached the teen Monday night as she was walking near Hazel Park High School and tried to assault her. Police said the teen was armed with a taser and struck him with it twice. The judge set Tellis' bond at $450,000. You can watch the full report in the video above.
1 person shot, killed outside restaurant in Inkster
INKSTER, Mich. – One person was shot and killed Friday night outside a restaurant on Middlebelt Road in Inkster. Shots were fired at Moe’s Fish & Chicken between Michigan Avenue and Cherry Hill Road. Witnesses reported gunfire while several customers lined up outside the restaurant. Police have not released any information about a suspect. You can watch the report in the video above.
Detroit police seek vehicle in connection with fatal October shooting on Fenkell Avenue
DETROIT – Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a vehicle wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last month on Detroit’s west side. The shooting occurred on Oct. 9 in the 18000 block of Fenkell Avenue. The victim exited the freeway at Grand River and Fenkell avenues and stopped at a traffic light when a newer model silver Chevy Impala pulled alongside him and fired shots. ORIGINAL REPORT: Detroit police investigating deadly shooting of 48-year-old manPolice said the driver of the Impala fled the area, traveling westbound on Grand River Avenue and then turning left onto northbound Avon Road. More: Detroit crime news
Police arrest gunman after standoff in Warren
WARREN, Mich. – Police arrested an armed man at the end of a standoff in Warren. Warren Police Department’s Special Response team responded to a home near Toepfer and Hoover roads. Police said the standoff started after an argument between a couple at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said that at some point, the man fired four shots. Police negotiated with the man and eventually took him into custody.