2 arrests made in Greektown shootings

DETROIT — Two people were arrested Monday in connection with two separate shootings in Greektown that left one man dead and two other people injured earlier this month.

The Detroit Police Department said the arrests were made after investigators received tips from the public.

“We appreciate the community stepping up and helping our investigators identify these shooters,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a statement. “The collaboration we see between business owners who have installed video cameras, the community at large who calls with tips, along with the hard work of police investigators, helps bring these criminals to justice. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood a crime occurs in, when our partners all step up, we all benefit with a city that is safer for everyone.”

An 18-year-old female was shot June 20 at 11:26 p.m. while walking with her friends in the 500 block of Monroe. The victim said she saw people running, heard a loud noise and then she was shot. She was treated at a local hospital for multiple nonfatal gunshot wounds to her body.

Investigators from the Third Precinct Detective’s Unit were able to identify and locate the suspect, a 17-year-old male, according to a news release from the department. After receiving assistance from the department’s Gang Intelligence Unit, the suspect was arrested during the execution of a search warrant yesterday at 4:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Fullerton.

The second shooting, which happened June 21 at 11:43 p.m. in the 400 block of Monroe, left one 19-year-old man dead and another injured. Officers responded to the location and found two men, both 19, with gunshot wounds.

Officers from the department’s headquarters surveillance team along with officers from the Westland Police Department located the suspect, a 22-year-old black man, at a parking lot in the 32000 block of Cherry Hill in Westland. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was arrested.

Warrant packages for both incidents have been submitted and both are expected to be charged and arraigned possibly tomorrow, according to police.

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