PONTIAC, MI – A home in Pontiac was shot-up by gunfire Sunday evening apparently over a drug debt that the victim’s brother owes to his drug dealer.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 600 Block of Melrose Ave. for an Assault with a gun complaint shortly before midnight on Sunday February 18th, 2018.
Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with a 31-year-old man who stated that a black man who was in a grey GMC Yukon or Tahoe when pulled into his driveway and knocked on his door. When the victim opened the door, the suspect, known only to the victim as “Banks”, was pointing a gun at him. The victim stated that the subject ordered him out of the house and into the GMC Yukon.
Inside the vehicle the victim was met another man sitting in the front passenger seat. The victim knew the passenger by name. He is a 40-year-old man who resides in Pontiac. The subject with the gun asked him where his brother was and ordered the victim to take him to where the brother was located. The victim’s brother allegedly owes the 40-year-old suspect money from an unpaid drug debt.
The victim stated that at this point he exited the vehicle and ran back into his house. The 40-year-old suspect then fired approximately 5-6 gunshots at the house. He then got into the vehicle and fled the area. No one in the home was injured as a result of the gun fire.
Deputies found several bullet holes in the home’s exterior. A spent bullet was located on the front porch which was collected and placed into the property room as evidence.
Detectives responded to the scene to further the investigation. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you will remain anonymous.