Shots fired in Roseville road rage incident

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 16, 2020

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ROSEVILLE — The Roseville police are investigating a road rage incident Oct. 13 that left a pregnant woman with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. According to police, the victim was in the passenger seat of a blue 2006 Jeep Liberty when it unintentionally cut off another vehicle on Gratiot Avenue near Masonic Boulevard. This instigated an argument between both vehicles.

The driver of the other vehicle pointed a black or silver handgun at the Jeep and two shots were fired. One struck the victim in the leg. The suspect vehicle sped off northbound on Gratiot while the driver of the Jeep turned onto southbound Gratiot and took the victim to a nearby hospital.

Police arrived at the hospital after being called in response to the incident. Both the woman and her unborn child are expected to recover without incident, police said.

Police are searching for the driver of the other vehicle. She was described as a black woman who was approximately 18-25 years old with a slim build and a dark ponytail. The suspect’s vehicle was described by investigators as a four-door, older-model vehicle with black trim and either black lines or a black design on the trunk.

“The Roseville Police Department is requesting information from anyone who may have witnessed this incident,” Roseville Police Chief Ryan Monroe stated in a press release. “The victim and driver of the Liberty are unable to provide an accurate description of the suspect vehicle and a definitive location of this crime. The Roseville Criminal Investigation Division is unable to determine if this incident occurred in Clinton Township (somewhere on Gratiot north of 14 mile) or within the City of Roseville.”

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Roseville Police Detective Jacob Sidaway at (586) 447-4507.

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