Friday, November 2, 2012
The images were taken at the Brighton Mobil Gas Station on Oct. 27.
Police investigators released photos on Friday afternoon of a potential witness connected with the 24 shootings along the I-96 corridor. The images of a man authorities would like to interview were taken at the Brighton Mobil Gas Station on Oct. 27. Police say the car shown may be a black 2008 to 2012 Chevrolet Mailibu. Of the 24 incidents between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27, three have occured in Livingston County, including the only time a driver was injured during a shooting. No arrests have been made in the investigation. The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties or early thirties. One witness described him as “clean-shaven.” However, police said it is possible he may change his appearance. Police said they believe that …
Monday, October 29, 2012
People from all over have been talking about the I-96 shooter on social media after an incident Monday morning near I-96 and US 23.
After another possible highway shooting Monday morning near I-96 and US 23, people have been talking about the incident on social media. Many people have commented on Patch Facebook pages. Jen Decker posted, "I have to drive this route every day, they really need to find this psyco!" Michael Gross said, "Really this jerk need's to be stopped. Brighton schools are on lock down right now." "This is very scary have lots of family that travels this area everyday!" Sandy Faloon Neace posted. *Attached is a sample of several Tweets and Facebook postings regarding the I-96 shootings. Refresh your page if you cannot see.
Brian Tajer drives a car similar to one thought to be be driven by suspected shooter; in an exclusive interview, he tells Patch he doesn't blame police for being vigilant in searching his Chevy Cavalier during morning commute.
A White Lake man on his way to work was pulled over and searched at gunpoint Monday morning after another suspected shooting on I-96. Brian Tajer was driving southbound on U.S. 23, just south of the I-96 and U.S. 23 exchange when he was pulled over at about 9:15 a.m. “They (police) told me that they believed there was a shooting on 23 this morning and that they are looking at Cavaliers,” said Tajer, who drives a 2005 black Chevy Cavalier. Police are searching for a gunman who is suspected of more than 20 shootings along the I-96 corridor. According to reports, police are investigating what may be another related shooting incident that occurred Monday morning on southbound U.S 23 north of Brighton. (See Police Shut Down I-96 While …
Check out these alternate routes.
The I-96 shooter may have people rethinking their routes to and from work. Here are some alternate routes to I-96 and US-23: What alternate routes are you taking? Tell us in the comments. Police are searching for a gunman who is suspected of more than 20 shootings along the I-96 corridor. According to Fox 47 News, police are investigating what may be another related shooting incident that occurred Monday morning on southbound U.S 23 north of Brighton. According to the report, eastbound I-96 at Kensington has been closed down by police and101-FM WRIF reports that police are stationed on exit ramps from Brighton to Wixom. Police Shut Down I-96 While Investigating Possible Morning Shooting. Patch will post updates throughout the day.
Earlier today, I-96 closed after an incident was reported on southbound U.S. 23 near Brighton. The road has reopened; the incident turned out to not be a shooting.
Note: This story is being updated throughout the day as news develops. Monday, 4 p.m. Representatives of the inter-agency task force working to find the I-96 gunman addressed the media, saying they won't stop until the person responsible for the shootings is identified and arrested. The reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter is now $102,000, the task force reported. Authorities confirmed that the incident on US-23 Monday morning was caused by a projectile hitting a car — and not a bullet. Monday, 1:15 p.m. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte says he is still waiting to hear confirmation from the state police who are investigating the scene, but says that the incident on US-23 may have been caused by a rock rather …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
One driver is being treated for a gunshot wound to their buttocks, according to reports.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tatum Ryan
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Updated on Saturday at 6 p.m. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, a 46-year-old man from Delton was the victim of a gunshot wound that struck him in his left buttock while travelling eastbound on I-96 on Saturday. The vehicle was struck by a fired projectile in the driver's side door from an unknown firearm, according to the report. Police say the victim was transported to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Another incident, which occured at 11:52 a.m., involved an 18-year-old male driver from Canton and his 18-year-old female passenger from Plymouth, both of who were unharmed, according to the report. The vehicle was struck while driving eastbound on I-96, a mile west …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fenton residents who commute in the area have thought about the danger.
Some Fenton residents have been a little nervous while driving on I-96 recently. And for good reason. To date, a total of 22 shootings on the highway have been reported to law enforcement agencies from Commerce to Shiawassee County. There has not been an incident reported since Thursday, Oct. 18, however. According to the reports, an unknown person has been driving around, along Wixom Road and I-96, shooting at cars with a gun. Many Fenton Patch readers shared their thoughts on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page recently. Mary Denning posted, "I drive it 2 times a day. Yes it is a little nervy!" Janet Gonder said, "little nervous I will be on the road tomorrow." Adam R. Hazlett posted, "I drive this route to work everyday, and I have thought …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A multi-county task force has made progress on the I-96 shooter, offers $11,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspected shooter.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Wixom Police Department has announced that they've identified the bullets used in area shootings last week, and they've been linked to bullets collected from similar incidents in Livingston County. "The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory has reported that preliminary tests have been completed on the ballistic evidence submitted by the Wixom Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department," the release states. "The preliminary results indicate that the evidence was fired from the same gun. Additional testing will be completed to determine the gun’s caliber." The shootings have had area residents on edge, and school districts in the area, including Huron Valley and Walled Lake, have been on high alert. …