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Man shot multiple times, suspect on loose

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published February 1, 2016

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A suspect is reportedly on the loose after shooting a Clinton Township man multiple times.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, outside the apartments on Village Road. The apartments are located off 15 Mile Road, between Gratiot and Harper avenues.

Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said the victim, a 35-year-old Clinton Township man, saw a person close by who was somewhat recognizable.

“(The victim) sees a guy that he sort of knows who it is, but he doesn’t know his name,” Maierle said.

The suspect then allegedly pulled out a handgun, robbed the victim of about $400 and his cellphone, and then shot at him six times.

Four of the six bullets hit the victim — one went through his shoulder and into his neck, one hit him in the hand, one went through his groin and exited through his backside, and one hit him in the shin.

Police received a “shots fired” call. Officers found the victim lying on the ground and had him transported via ambulance to McLaren Macomb Hospital, where he was considered to be in “stable, but critical condition.”

The victim suffered serious wounds, Maierle said Monday afternoon, but he should survive.

Officers secured the crime scene area and processed it for evidence.

Maierle said the suspect, who fled the area on foot and is still on the loose as of the afternoon of Feb. 1, is estimated to be a 32-year-old black man who stands at about 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Bryan Gilbert at (586) 493-7845.

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