Last Call Bar shooting suspect found guilty on all charges

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 23, 2020

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EASTPOINTE — Lenny Whitfield, 48, the suspect in the shootings that took place at the Last Call Bar in Eastpointe Oct. 12, 2019, was found guilty last week on all 11 charges against him, including murder in the first degree.

According to the Eastpointe Police Department, an argument inside the bar that included Whitfield escalated and spilled out into the parking lot, where he then pulled out a gun and began shooting. Whitfield then fled the scene in a vehicle.

“An intoxicated patron was removed from the bar. He had an altercation with the bouncer,” Eastpointe Director of Public Safety George Rouhib told C & G Newspapers in October of 2019. “As a result of that incident, the suspect came back and fired into a crowd. At the same time, a number of women were arguing in the parking lot, and several of them were shot. That argument had nothing to do with the shooting, but several of them were among those injured.”

The victims’ wounds ranged from minor to critical. One of the victims, Jared Alan Glenn, died Oct. 15, 2019, as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

“I want to thank all of our officers, witnesses, family members, friends, and the judicial system for all their teamwork and support,” Rouhib wrote on Facebook. “I wish the best to the Glenn family and all the other victims that were part of this tragedy.”

The verdict came down Oct. 21 with Whitfield found guilty on all charges. The charges included one count of first-degree murder — premeditated, four counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm — less than murder, and five counts of felony firearm — second offense. As of Oct. 22, he had not been sentenced and a sentencing date had not been established.

Whitfield’s attorney, Azhar Sheikh, could not be reached for comment prior to publication.

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