Wednesday, January 15, 2020

State police continue investigation into shooting death

Michigan State Police continue to investigate a deadly shooting which took place in Inkster Jan. 2.
Troopers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of New York Street and Princess Street around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. As the officers canvassed the area, they discovered the body of a 23-year-old man from Inkster in a nearby garage.

Police also found numerous shell casings scattered in the intersection, according to initial reports. Police were on the scene until late in the night, witnesses said.
The victim's name had not been released at press time.
In a separate incident the week before, an Inkster man was arrested by Livonia police after seeking treatment for a gunshot wound at Beaumont Hospital Wayne on Wednesday.
According to reports from the Michigan State Police, the 24-year-old man arrived at the Wayne hospital at about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He claimed that the shooting took place near Glenwood and Central Street in Inkster that evening. Hospital personnel, as required by law, notified police and State Troopers were dispatched to the area in question. A subsequent investigation at the scene, including canine units from the Michigan State Police, determined that the man had actually been wounded during a home invasion earlier that evening in Livonia.
The suspect was remanded to the custody of the Livonia Police Department following treatment for his wound.