Center LineJune 27, 2012
Man shot after Center Line fireworks, suspect sought
By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer
On the morning after Center Line’s annual fireworks display, investigators continued to seek information leading to the arrest of the suspect responsible for firing a single shot that struck a 19-year-old Warren man in the back.
According to Center Line Public Safety Director Paul Myszenski, the shooting occurred at around 11 p.m. June 26 along 10 Mile Road west of Lawrence, as crowds dispersed following the display in nearby Memorial Park.
Myszenski said the suspect was described as a black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 270 pounds.
The suspect reportedly fired one shot from a handgun that struck the victim in the back 30 to 45 minutes after the fireworks ended in the park on Lawrence, north of 10 Mile.
“We’re not sure what brought it about, if there was a fight or anything,” Myszenski said. “We’re still trying to ascertain that, why it happened.”
Myszenski said there was a crowd of 30 or more people in the area where the shooting took place. The victim reportedly ran a short distance after he was shot and collapsed on the driveway apron of the city’s Public Safety Department complex, where fire vehicles are based.
The victim was reportedly seen by public safety officers returning to the station and was transported to the hospital by the Universal Macomb Ambulance service. He was treated for an injury described as non-life-threatening and was listed in temporary serious condition.
Myszenski said detectives were actively pursuing all leads to identify the shooter.
“I’d hate to have something as nice as this put on for the community, to have something like this ruin it, even though it (the shooting) wasn’t technically in the park,” Myszenski said.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting was asked to contact the Center Line Public Safety Department at (586) 757-2200.
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