EASTPOINTE, MI – Charges have been amended for the suspect charged with the shooting incident at the Last Call Bar after one of the victims dies.
Jared Glenn, one of the victims in shooting that occurred at the Last Call Bar & Grill in Eastpointe this past Saturday, has died as a result of the injuries he suffered at the hands of the Lenny Whitfield.
Lenny Whitfield, 47-years-old, of Detroit, is now facing five counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, a felony which carries up to life in prison, five counts of Felony Firearm, a consecutive five-year felony, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a five-year felony. His charges have been amended to include First Degree Murder. Whitfield, was arraigned today on the added charge of First-Degree Murder in 38th District Court. His bond of $5 million was also revoked.
Jared Glenn died yesterday, Tuesday October 15th, 2019 after he was shot in the head allegedly by Lenny Whitfield outside of the Last Call Bar early Saturday morning.
Police and prosecutors allege that Lenny Whitfield, near closing time, in the early morning hours of October 12th, 2019, was escorted out of Last Call bar in Eastpointe. After leaving the bar he entered a silver Infiniti SUV. Another man was inside the vehicle with him. They left the bar parking lot and returned a short time later.
At approximately 1:40 AM, Whitfield walked back towards the bar from the parking lot carrying a beer. After being told he could not enter the bar, Whitfield got into a physical altercation with the security outside of Last Call. Approximately fifteen minutes later the suspect walked back to his Infiniti, where he retrieved a black handgun.
After the suspect retrieved a .40 caliber handgun from underneath the hood of the Infiniti, he walked back towards Last Call. At that time Whitfield opened fire on the patrons of the Bar. He fired at least six shots striking six people. The suspect then ran back to his vehicle. The SUV drove over the parking lot and fled the scene.
One man that was struck in the head, Jared Glenn, was listed in critical condition at St. John Hospital where was transported to and where he died on Tuesday.
One woman was shot three times. Eastpointe police believe that at least one of the bullets struck multiple victims.
Police were able to track down the Infinity SUV to a home in Detroit near Warren and Moross. The vehicle was also registered to Whitfield. Detroit Police assisted Eastpointe Police with the search of the home that led to the arrest of Lenny Whitfield, the seizure of the suspect’s vehicle, as well as a handgun that was the same caliber as the bullets casings recovered from the scene of the crime.
At the time of the arrest, Lenny Whitfield had injuries and clothing that matched the description of the suspect that eye witnesses gave at the scene of the shooting.
“This obviously was a terrifying experience for the patrons of the Last Call bar,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith. “Eastpointe Police did a remarkable job coordinating with Detroit Police to secure a location on the suspect and his vehicle as quickly as they did.” Smith continued, “My office has already begun working diligently with Eastpointe Police to hold this defendant accountable for his violent actions. Our prayers remain with the victims and their families during this difficult time.”
Lenny Whitfield was arraigned in 38th District Court Tuesday afternoon before Judge Gerds and received a $5 million cash/surety only bond.
Eastpointe Police are also looking for a second person in this tragic case. They are seeking the help of the public to identify the man in the photo. Witnesses indicated that this man was with Lenny Whitfield the night of the shooting at the Last Call Bar. He may go by the street name as “TEENIE”
If anyone has information concerning who this person is or his whereabouts, you are asked to please call Eastpointe detectives at (586) 445-5100, extension 1027.
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