Police track down shooting suspect

By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Sentry | Published January 22, 2021


STERLING HEIGHTS — A reported gunshot inside a Sterling Heights residence resulted in charges but no injuries, Sterling Heights police said.

Police were alerted to a reported domestic incident around 9 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 34000 block of Birchgrove Drive, located near 15 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. A woman told police that a boyfriend had shot a gun into a home.

According to Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli, no injuries resulted from the reported gunshot.

“(It’s) unknown where the bullet ended up,” Bastianelli said in an email. “A shot was fired in the direction of the home.”

When officers got there, they saw a man getting into a silver Lincoln MKZ and fleeing. Police unsuccessfully tried to make a traffic stop but continued to follow the MKZ southbound on Van Dyke and then onto westbound Interstate 696.

Sterling Heights police said Warren police and the Michigan State Police assisted in continuing the pursuit until it ended in Redford Township, where the MKZ rolled over and crashed. Police apprehended the driver and a passenger, who were hospitalized for injuries. Police added that the MKZ had been reported stolen in Detroit.

According to Bastianelli, one suspect was subsequently charged and arraigned in 41-A District Court. Coreyion Deshonn Perdue-Duckett, 22, of Detroit, was reportedly charged with fleeing and eluding and receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $10,000 cash surety, Bastianelli said.

According to the court, the suspect requested a court-appointed attorney, but none was listed at press time.

Anyone who has more information about this case is encouraged to contact the Sterling Heights Police Department by calling (586) 446-2800.