Police investigate Lodge freeway shooting

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published January 10, 2018

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SOUTHFIELD — At press time, authorities were looking into a recent shooting on the Lodge Freeway. 

According to police, officers were dispatched around 10:40 p.m. Dec. 28 to the area of Northwestern Highway and 12 Mile Road on a report of a shooting. 

Officers met with the victim, who said that when she was moving out of a house in Detroit, there was an altercation about what items she was taking from the house. 

The woman said that during the altercation, shots were fired at her truck after leaving the house. 

Since the incident occurred in Detroit, the victim filed a report with the Detroit Police Department and started to head home. 

The woman and her cousins — who were helping her move, police said — were driving northbound on M-10 in Southfield, when they noticed that a white car was following them. 

The car then pulled up next to them in the area of Lahser Road and shot at them three times. 

Police said the victim identified the shooter as someone she knows, and the suspect was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. 

The suspect is the same man who shot at her truck in Detroit, the woman told police. He is described as a black man around 6 feet tall with a thin build. He has short hair and possibly short facial hair. During the incident, he was wearing a black hoodie and black pants. The victim told police she saw him with a black handgun. 

A Southfield Police Department evidence technician photographed the damage to the victim’s truck and recovered evidence from the vehicle, police said. 

Because the incident happened on the freeway, police said, the Michigan State Police also came to the scene and gathered information for a supplemental report. 

The incident remained under investigation at press time.