Shots fired at Amazon delivery man

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published November 12, 2019

 Deputies are looking for two men who allegedly opened fire on an Amazon delivery man. The suspects were driving a red Dodge Dart with black stripes, similar to the one pictured. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.

Deputies are looking for two men who allegedly opened fire on an Amazon delivery man. The suspects were driving a red Dodge Dart with black stripes, similar to the one pictured. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.

Photo provided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

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ROCHESTER HILLS — An Amazon delivery driver was shot at while delivering packages in Rochester Hills, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of East Tienken and Van Hoosen roads on a report of a man who had been shot in the arm at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that the man — a 28-year-old from Eastpointe — had not been shot, but his Pontiac Grand Prix had three bullet holes in the trunk.

Deputies said one bullet traveled through the car’s trunk lid and narrowly missed the man as it passed through the rear passenger seat and into the driver’s seat.

The victim, a contract driver, was delivering packages for Amazon.com in the Rochester area when he allegedly encountered a red Dodge Dart with black stripes.

The victim told police he passed the Dodge Dart near the intersection of Letica Drive and Bluff Road, and it began following him.

In an effort to lose the vehicle, the victim said he turned left onto Runyon Road and then stopped when the Dodge Dart pulled alongside him.  

The Dodge Dart’s driver and its passenger reportedly brandished semi-automatic handguns, so the victim drove away. The occupants of the car shot at the delivery man’s vehicle four to six times, according to reports. A bullet was recovered from the rear bumper of the vehicle.   

The victim last saw the Dodge Dart turning westbound onto East Tienken Road.

The driver was described as a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The passenger was described as a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a green knit duck-billed hat.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP. The call will remain anonymous and there is a $1,000 reward, according to deputies.

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