Police seek man after two shot at party

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published February 26, 2016


WARREN — Two people were wounded, one man was in custody, and another was reportedly on the run after a shooting at a home near Eight Mile and Groesbeck early on Feb. 21.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department, said the search continued at press time for a 25-year-old Macomb Township man who allegedly fired multiple rounds after two other men became involved in an altercation during a family party at a home in the 12000 block of Georgiana just after 2 a.m.

“It was a birthday party with predominantly family members there,” Mills said. “Two suspects came over, and they were the boyfriend of one of the partygoers and his friend.”

Mills said the boyfriend, a 25-year-old Detroit resident, eventually became involved in a dispute with a 19-year-old man at the party. An alleged physical assault ensued.

“During the assault, the suspect who is involved in the shooting, a 25-year-old Macomb Township resident, shows that he has a gun,” Mills said. “The fight ends up out front. One of the suspects smashes the glass on the front screen door.”

As the fight continued, Mills said, the Macomb Township resident allegedly fired several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun before he fled on foot. The 19-year-old Port Huron man who had been involved in the altercation with the partygoer’s boyfriend was shot in the chest. A 43-year-old Detroit woman was also reportedly shot in the leg. Both were taken to a hospital and were expected to survive.

The shooter remained at large on Feb. 23 amid an ongoing Warren police investigation.

The 25-year-old Detroit man involved in the fight was arrested by responding officers a short distance away from the home and now faces misdemeanor assault charges.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of the suspect can reach Warren police at (586) 574-4700.