Police on lookout for Van Dyke parking lot shooter

By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Sentry | Published March 17, 2023


Sterling Heights police are searching for someone who allegedly shot two people in a parking lot.

Police said they learned that a suspect fired a weapon at around 1:15 p.m. March 17 in a parking lot at 35500 Van Dyke Ave., near 15 Mile Road, near where a Ruby Tuesday used to be located. Upon arrival, police reportedly found and assisted two female victims, who have since been hospitalized.

Police said they are looking for a suspect who fled on foot. In a press release, they describe the suspect as a Black male, approximately 22 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches, with facial hair. He was reportedly wearing a beige jacket, sweats, a beanie and black shoes that resemble Crocs.

Police believe that the suspect and the victims knew one another and that the attack didn’t seem to happen by chance.

Anyone who has more information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Sterling Heights Police Department’s Investigations Bureau by calling (586) 446-2825.