One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at an apartment complex in Warren on March 12.

One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at an apartment complex in Warren on March 12.

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Man killed at Warren apartment in ‘senseless act of violence’

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published March 15, 2021


WARREN — A 28-year-old man is dead and a 27-year-old suspect is in custody facing second-degree murder and weapons charges after a shooting at an apartment complex near Nine Mile and Dequindre roads in Warren on March 12.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said officers were dispatched to a 911 call at the Warren Manor Apartments at about 3:30 p.m., where the victim of a “senseless act of violence” was shot five times in the head and neck area. Three of the shots to the head, Dwyer said, were allegedly fired when the victim was on the ground in the parking lot and unable to defend himself.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where he was declared dead by medical staff.

Dwyer said the ensuing investigation by a team of Warren detectives and the department’s intelligence officer identified the suspect within 24 hours.

He said the suspect, later identified as Vsean Crump, was taken into custody in Detroit on March 14 without further incident by officers assigned to the Warren Police Department’s Special Operations Unit and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team.  

“The suspect has had multiple police contacts. Firearms and matching clothing were seized during the execution of a search warrant on the suspect’s residence and vehicle,” Dwyer said.

Dwyer said the dispute was motivated by drugs, but declined to elaborate due to the ongoing investigation.

Crump was arraigned on second-degree murder and felony weapons charges in the 37th District Court on March 16. Judge Matthew Sabaugh deemed him ineligible to post bail and remanded him to the Macomb County Jail ahead of a probable cause conference on April 25 before Judge John Chmura. A preliminary examination was tentatively scheduled with Chmura’s court on March 1.

Crump requested a public defender, according to court records.