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 An investigation continued March 9 after a fatal shooting at the Hoover 11 shopping center. The victim’s vehicle remained behind police tape on the grass near the east side of the parking lot, close to Hoover Road, where it apparently came to rest following the shooting.

An investigation continued March 9 after a fatal shooting at the Hoover 11 shopping center. The victim’s vehicle remained behind police tape on the grass near the east side of the parking lot, close to Hoover Road, where it apparently came to rest following the shooting.

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Woman shot, killed in Warren shopping center parking lot

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published March 9, 2020

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WARREN — An investigation is underway after a woman was gunned down in her vehicle early March 9 while she waited to pick her daughter up from work at the Hoover 11 shopping center.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the victim, a 44-year-old Roseville resident who was not immediately named, was shot once in the back while she sat in her car outside of the Rue 21 clothing store, where her daughter was working. Investigators believe the suspect approached on foot and fired one shot through an open left rear window of the vehicle at about 2 a.m.

“This was a senseless, brutal murder of a victim that was at that location only to pick up her daughter who had been working at the store.” Dwyer said.

The victim was apparently able to put the car in gear after she was shot and it traveled about 100 yards across the plaza’s parking lot before crashing near a cart corral. The woman reportedly sent a text message to her daughter to let her know she was there and her daughter reportedly found her slumped over in the crashed vehicle when she emerged from the store.   

 A large section of the lot on Hoover Road south of 11 Mile Road was still blocked off six hours after the shooting while the Warren Police Department continued the crime scene investigation. The vehicle remained behind police tape on the grass near the east side of the parking lot, close to Hoover, where it apparently came to rest. 

Dwyer said detectives were canvassing local businesses in search of surveillance video. He said some evidence was recovered at the scene, but didn’t elaborate. 

Footage reportedly obtained by police showed a suspect described only as a man, black with light skin, wearing all dark clothing approaching and leaving the scene on foot.

Dwyer said the doors of the vehicle were locked when police arrived and it did not appear that anything was taken.

“Our team of detectives, evidence techs, are working diligently. I’m very confident that we’re going to be able to identify the suspect in this homicide in the very near future, hopefully within the next 24 hours,” Dwyer said. 

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. Dwyer said a reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction would be announced soon. 

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect involved can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.

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