Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of Ferndale home

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published August 11, 2020


FERNDALE — Ferndale police arrested a woman for allegedly firing gunshots at a home on Almont Street, north of Nine Mile Road, Aug. 5.

Officers arrested Temika Crawford, 38, of Detroit, the same day that she allegedly fired shots from a vehicle at the home.

Crawford was arraigned Aug. 7 at the 43rd District Court and charged with one count of weapons/firearm discharged in or at a building, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine; one count of weapons/firearm possession by a felon, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine; and two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, a felony punishable by incarceration of two years consecutively with and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction.

The court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Crawford, as well as made arrangements to appoint her an attorney. She was given a $20,000 cash, surety or 10% bond.

Authorities initially were called at 2:29 a.m. Aug. 5 to investigate a drive-by shooting on Almont Street. Police met at the scene two women residing at the home. According to Ferndale police at the arraignment, officers located as many as 19 shell casings at the scene, and bullets hit both women’s vehicles and the house itself, according to police.

Police said the investigation led them to surveillance footage recorded in the area of the shooting. The footage allegedly captured Crawford’s vehicle on camera. Crawford later was located in Detroit and arrested.

“A search warrant was obtained and Ms. Crawford’s vehicle was searched. … Four shell casings were located near the windshield in the hood compartment of the vehicle,” a Ferndale police representative said at the arraignment. “The shell casings had the same markings as the shell casings found at (the scene).”

Crawford’s next court date is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.