Man killed in shootout after targeting Detroit officers at late-night crime scene, chief says
A man was shot and killed by Detroit police after he targeted officers as they investigated a scene where five people were shot, led police on a 100 mph chase and instigated multiple shootouts, according to the chief.
1 hurt, 1 in custody after stimulus check argument leads to shooting in Detroit, police say
The scene of a shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stimulus check on March 16, 2021, in Detroit. DETROIT – One person is hurt and one was taken into custody after an argument over a stimulus check led to a shooting in Detroit, authorities said. Detroit officials said a 53-year-old man and a 31-year-old man got into an argument over a stimulus check. Officials said the 53-year-old man is currently in temporary serious condition. The scene of a shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stimulus check on March 16, 2021, in Detroit.
Man in critical condition after assault on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to an assault that happened early Sunday morning. According to authorities, a 39-year-old man and a 29-year-old man had an argument inside a home located near the intersection of West McNichols Road and Le Salle Avenue when the 29-year-old picked up an object and struck the other man multiple times, injuring him before he left. The 39-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit Crime News
Bodies of teen girl, 21-year-old man found shot in Detroit yard
DETROIT – Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl and 21-year-old man whose bodies were found hidden in someone’s backyard. ORIGINAL STORY: Teenage girl, 21-year-old man found shot to death on Detroit’s west side, police say“It’s just very very sad that the world has come to killing our young folks,” said a neighbor wishing not to be named. “Everybody watches out for everybody here so this is really shocking, really shocking.”The names of the two found dead have yet to be released. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit Crime News
Detroit police: 19-year-old killed, 2 others wounded in shooting
DETROIT – Detroit police said a 19-year-old man has been killed and two other people were injured in a shooting. Police said the incident happened at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Gratiot Avenue and McNichols Road. Police said a man, unknown age, sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound and is hospitalized, and a 21-year-old man sustained a grazing wound. Police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting. More: Detroit crime news
Family memorializes Detroit DJ Slick B on anniversary of his death
DETROIT – On Feb. 7, 2020, a popular Detroit DJ with a growing following was killed in an armed robbery outside of a place where he was set to perform. The family of Byron Gilbert, also known as DJ Slick B, gathered Sunday to keep his memory alive and to renew the push to find his killer on the anniversary of his death. READ: Family pleads for answers after popular Detroit DJ murdered“Everywhere I go, people always have nothing but good things to say about my son,” said Nytosha Gilbert-Scott. He didn’t deserve what happened to him.”Friends, family members and fans released balloons in his memory. WATCH: Detroit police say video shows men responsible for killing DJ Slick BAd“I know somebody know who these two guys are,” Gilbert-Scott said.
Part of SB I-75 closed in Detroit through Thursday morning
DETROIT – Southbound lanes on I-75 will be closed on Detroit’s west side overnight Wednesday, Feb. 3 and into the morning of Thursday, Feb. 4, officials say. UPDATE -- 3:40 p.m.: All southbound lanes on I-75 are now open after Seven Mile Road. UPDATE -- 3:11 p.m.: Only the right lane on southbound I-75 after Seven Mile Road remains closed Thursday afternoon. UPDATE -- 2 p.m.: Southbound I-75 was open Thursday afternoon along this stretch, however traffic was backed up. Southbound I-75 lanes between Seven Mile and E. McNichols roads will be closed through Thursday morning due to bridge repairs.
Detroit fast-food workers join protests across US aimed at raising federal minimum wage
DETROIT – The battle over the minimum wage heated up Friday. A Fight for $15 rally took place at a McDonald’s near the intersection of Livernois Avenue and West McNichols Road on Detroit’s west side. They want the minimum wage to increase to $15 an hour. Demonstrators want the incoming Joe Biden administration to raise the federal minimum wage within Biden’s first 100 days of taking office. The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised since July 2009.
2 men shot, woman killed in shooting on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Police are investigating a Friday morning shooting that injured two men and killed a woman. A 26-year-old man and a 31-year-man are expected to survive, but a 27-year-old woman was killed. Police said the suspected gunman got into a black Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Limo, which went eastbound on McNichols Road and then south on the Southfield Service Drive. 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
Police situation unfolding on Detroit’s east side
Published: November 27, 2020, 5:02 am Updated: November 27, 2020, 7:17 amDETROIT – Police from multiple departments have set up a perimeter on Detroit’s east side early Friday morning. The heavy police presence is happening at Gitre Avenue and E. McNichols Road. Highland Park, Detroit and Michigan State police are currently at the scene. Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as we share updates on this developing story. More: Local News
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
2 men in serious condition after parking lot shooting on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Two men are in serious condition after being shot in a parking lot on Detroit’s west side early Sunday morning. Detroit police say at about 2 a.m. two men were sitting in a vehicle in the 18100 block of W. McNichols Road when someone reportedly walked up and shot both of them. The victims, 35 and 26 years old, were taken to the hospital and listed in temporary serious condition. The identity of the shooter is unknown at this time, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Detroit police arrest man who allegedly shot at vehicle and officers
During the incident a man allegedly fired shots at a vehicle and then officers. Original Story: Detroit police search east side neighborhood for man who shot at officersPolice say at about 2:30 p.m. Friday officers responded to a complaint that a man fired multiple shots at a vehicle in the area of Kennebec and Gunston streets. While officers were talking with the complainant, officials say the suspected shooter drove by them in a Black Chrysler 300. Police say officers were pursuing the fleeing suspect on foot when he allegedly fired multiple shots at the officers and continued running. The Chrysler 300 was later found unoccupied in the 600 block of Farmbrook Street, officials said.
Fitzgerald Revitalization update: fewer homes, longer timeline, realistic expectations
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project has proven much more challenging that anyone anticipated. Announced in the spring of 2017, the massive project in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit had the ambitious goal of rehabbing 115 homes in two years. But in a recent article in the Detroit Free Press, Fitz Forward says it hopes to have 76 homes finished by 2024. The city also provided another $400,000 grant to Fitz Forward for the next phase, bringing the total subsidies for rehabbing homes to $2 million. Jemison added that the lessons learned from Fitzgerald can be applied to other corridors in the citys Strategic Neighborhood Fund.detroit.curbed.com
Streetscaping on McNichols and four other roads to begin this spring
Just as construction wraps up on several streetscaping projects in Detroit, more are expected to begin later this year. The city of Detroit announced that, pending city council approval, the next round of infrastructure upgrades on streets across Detroit will begin with McNichols Road from Livernois to Greenlawn avenues. McNichols is one of five projects expected to start this year, including others on Conant Street, Rosa Parks Boulevard, Kercheval Avenue, and a parklet on Grand River Avenue. In city documents from February 2019, upgrades to McNichols included revamped sidewalks with landscaping, a cycle track offset from the road, bus islands, and dedicated on-street parking spaces. Last year, the city launched a number of streetscaping projects that should finish in 2020 on Livernois Avenue, Grand River Avenue, and Jos Campau.detroit.curbed.com