Police commissioner cites ‘major problem’ at Warren Manor

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published April 26, 2021


WARREN — A man was shot in the arm during a domestic situation at Warren Manor early on April 17.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the shooting was the latest incident in a string of violence at the complex on Dequindre Road, north of Eight Mile Road.

“It’s been a huge problem for decades, Warren Manor,” Dwyer said when asked about the shooting investigation by the Warren Police Department. He said there had been three homicides at the complex in the last three years.  

“There’s actually 479 apartments, and it’s almost fully occupied. We’re getting good cooperation from the owners, as far as the attempt not to renew leases, to evict,” Dwyer said. “I talked to the owner again today about some other areas of concern that we have.”

The management did not respond to a message left with the office regarding this report.

“They are installing hundreds of cameras. That’s going to assist us, Dwyer said. “It’s been a major problem for us, according to the officers I talked to, for decades.”

He said police would look at various ways of assisting the management, which he said is also concerned about the problems.

“We’ll monitor it on a weekly basis as far as calls,” Dwyer said. “We’ll provide more information for them. It’s a problem, as far as crime. There are a lot of areas we’re looking at and we’ll continue to look at.”

He said the shooting related to the domestic situation “could have happened anywhere.”

On March 12, a 28-year-old man was killed by gunfire in the parking lot at Warren Manor in what police said was a “senseless act of violence” motivated by drugs. The 27-year-old suspect was later arrested in Detroit and now faces charges.

In July, a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed at a Warren Manor apartment. A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged.

In December 2019, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed there. The suspect and victim reportedly knew each other, and police said at the time there was an ongoing dispute over a variety of things, including car tires.