Man ambushed in parking lot, shot multiple times

Police investigating collateral damage from earlier incident

By: Andy Kozlowski | Madison - Park News | Published January 7, 2021

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MADISON HEIGHTS — Police are investigating an incident over the holidays where a man was attacked by two unknown individuals and shot multiple times.

Police responded to a 911 call around noon Dec. 18 about a shooting on Concord Drive. They found the victim — a Southfield man, 24 — wounded by gunfire.

He was immediately transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital for treatment. At press time, he was said to be in stable condition.

The man had reportedly been walking through the parking lot of an apartment building in the area when two suspects shot at him before fleeing in a dark-colored vehicle.

Police located a vehicle matching the description. The vehicle, a black Chrysler 300, attempted to flee police but was stopped at Eight Mile and Van Dyke roads.

One person from the vehicle was taken into custody, but it was for charges currently not related to the shooting.

“The suspect was arrested for felony fleeing and eluding police, and was turned over to the Royal Oak police, since they were the primary unit involved with the pursuit,” said Madison Heights Police Lt. Michael Siladke.

The search continues for the suspects in the shooting on Concord Drive. Anyone with tips that could lead to the suspects is asked to call Madison Heights police at (248) 585-2100.

In a separate shooting, police are also looking into reports of stray bullets striking nearby homes from when Warren police confronted an individual at the Knights Inn.

That incident occurred Dec. 10, when a man was tracked by Warren police in an unmarked police vehicle to the Knights Inn motel on Dequindre Road, south of 11 Mile Road, in Madison Heights.

The suspect reportedly drove at the arresting officers and hit a police vehicle, causing police to shoot at him in self-defense. The suspect was shot multiple times and transported to a hospital.

Nearby homes were also struck by stray bullets, neighbors told police, although none of the neighbors saw the incident, Siladke said. Rather, they found bullet holes in the sides of their homes.

“Our investigation is still ongoing in conjunction with Warren police,” Siladke said. “All I can say is that police officers in general have a difficult job, especially when they are faced with making split-second decisions during a critical incident, including when their own lives are threatened. We are grateful that no innocent parties or officers were injured during this incident.”

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