Shots fired during pursuit on Detroit’s west side after police witness hit-and-run
DETROIT – It’s been a dangerous week for Detroit Police officers. Saturday was the fourth time in seven days that suspects had fired shots at officers. “It’s a very dangerous, dangerous time for police officers across this country and particularly here in the city of Detroit,” said Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy. “At that point, everybody inside of the vehicle opened all the doors and begin running away from the officers,” Patterson said. “The male then leaned out of the vehicle and fired shots, or led to fire shots at the officers.”He said the gunman tried to runaway and pointed his weapon at the police, who fired back but didn’t strike him.
Detroit police looking for missing 14-year-old last seen dropped off at friend’s house
DETROIT – Police are searching for missing 14-year-old Zartina Hamilton, who was last seen at about 2 p.m. Thursday when she was dropped off at a friend’s house in the 7100 block of Winthrop Street. Detroit police said Zartina left the home and didn’t return to her home in the 9400 block of Woodside Street. She was last seen wearing a red/gray sweater with a black shirt underneath, black leggings and shoes, and Gucci scarf with her hair in a ponytail. According to police, it is reported that Zartina is in good physical condition, but suffers from a mental illness. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Police: 64-year-old woman critically injured in hit-and-run on Detroits west side
A 64-year-old woman crossing an intersection on Detroits west side was critically injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. A homeowner living on the corner of Fenkell Avenue and Winthrop Street said crashes like that have happened too many times before. Its been all kinds of accidents and crashes, people trying to beat the light, the homeowner said. The woman who was struck is critically injured and in a hospital. Theres both a want and a need for police to patrol more in the area in order to prevent similar crashes.