Thursday, November 19, 2020

Homicide at restaurant investigation continues

The shooting death outside a popular Inkster restaurant last week has left city residents shaken and remains under investigation by state police detectives.  

Michigan State Police troopers and officers from several police departments were called to Moe's Fish & Chicken at about 7:20 p.m. last Friday following a report of a shooting. The restaurant, a mainstay in the community, is located at Middlebelt and Rosewood in Inkster.

Officers from the Inkster, Garden City, Dearborn Heights and Westland police departments responded to the scene along with State Police Troopers. 

The shooting took place at about 7:05 p.m.  Nov. 13, according to police reports.

When police arrived at the scene, a crowd had gathered but was dispersed. Terrance Grantham, an Inkster resident, told police that the crowd heard the shots and the crowd left the area.  He told reporters that he did see an ambulance take at least one person from the scene. He admitted that he was upset by the gunfire in the neighborhood. .

 “If you can't just come to Moe's and pick up your chicken without feeling like you could possibly get gunned down, that's just crazy,” he said.

“This investigation remains very fluid and no further information will be released at this time,” stated a communication from the Michigan State Police. Detectives from the Special Investigation Section are continuing to investigate the death, the statement added.