A cross and a heart made from blue and white flowers were left in the parking lot of 7-Eleven at 12 Mile and Schoenherr roads in memory of the victim who was shot and killed on June 5 after an altercation at a party nearby.

A cross and a heart made from blue and white flowers were left in the parking lot of 7-Eleven at 12 Mile and Schoenherr roads in memory of the victim who was shot and killed on June 5 after an altercation at a party nearby.

Photo by Brian Louwers


Investigation underway after fatal shooting in Warren

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published June 7, 2021

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WARREN — An investigation remained ongoing on June 7, 36 hours after an altercation at a party led to a shooting that left a woman dead in the parking lot of 7-Eleven at 12 Mile and Schoenherr roads.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said officers were dispatched to the store at about 9:30 p.m. on June 5, where the victim, 26, was found dead of a gunshot wound. She was reportedly shot in the head.

Dwyer said Warren detectives interviewed several people, including the driver who took the woman from the party and pulled into the lot at 7-Eleven. The woman reportedly told detectives that she picked the victim up at a party in the 14500 block of Colpaert Drive, near Schoenherr and Masonic Boulevard.

“When she picked up the victim she had seen that the victim was arguing with another female on the front lawn,” Dwyer said. “The witness and the victim left the premises and when they left, they observed that they were being followed, according to the witness who was driving the car, with the decedent on the passenger side.”

At least one shot was apparently fired from the pursuing vehicle, a Ford Focus. The victim was hit in the head and the Focus fled in an unknown direction. Dwyer said that’s when the woman stopped at 7-Eleven and asked an employee to call 911. 

“Detectives on Saturday night and early Sunday morning interviewed a number of people, including the homeowner at the address, and they indicated that they were hosting a pool party and the party was someway advertised on social media. There were a number of people that attended that they didn’t know.” 

It wasn’t clear whether the party crashers were involved in the shooting or whether the women knew each other beforehand. Dwyer said at this time, it appeared the altercation involved some kind of a relationship that tied together the victim, the alleged shooter and another individual.

“We believe our investigation is progressing well,” Dwyer said on June 7.

A cross and a heart made from blue and white flowers were left in the parking lot at 7-Eleven in memory of the victim.

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