Suspect shot by intended robbery victim in Warren

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published January 22, 2020

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WARREN — Warren police said the suspect in an attempted robbery remained hospitalized after a shootout with his intended victim near Eight Mile and Hoover roads early on Jan. 22.

Lt. John Barnes, of the Warren Police Department, said the man, 22, of Detroit, was under police guard with charges pending as the investigation continued into the 3 a.m. shooting outside a home in the 11000 block of Sherman Avenue. Barnes said the intended victim, a 28-year-old Warren resident, was returning home when he was confronted by the suspect, who approached him along the sidewalk.

“We had officers in the area, very close to Sherman,” Barnes said. “They heard gunshots. Shortly after that, almost simultaneously, one of our sergeants was trying to stop a black vehicle.”

The vehicle reportedly took off, but was later located along with the suspect, who had suffered a gunshot wound.

“At the same time they take that call from Sherman, (the victim is) saying someone tried to rob him and they shot at each other,” Barnes said.

Officers reportedly found a gun outside the black car. Barnes said the shooting was captured on a doorbell camera. Investigators believe a total of 11 shots were fired.

Police also arrested one of two occupants of a white SUV nearby. The vehicle was apparently captured on video near the house where the shooting occurred. The 24-year-old Sterling Heights resident was taken into custody on weapons charges as police continued to investigate the shooting.

Barnes said it appeared initially that the shots fired came from the 9 mm pistols used by the suspect who was shot and the intended victim.

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