DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police ask for assistance from the public to solve a near deadly carjacking that occurred in early March.
The Detroit Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a carjacking that occurred on the city’s west side.
On Saturday, March 7th, 2020, at approximately 4:00 a.m., in the 18400 block of Sussex, a 35-year-old woman, exited her gray 2011 Volvo where she the took her 7 month old daughter who was seated in a car seat in the back rear driver’s side of the vehicle out. The mother then carried her daughter to the passenger side to get some items out of her car. At this point, the suspect entered the vehicle through the driver’s side, put the vehicle in reverse. He struck the mother and her child, knocking them down to the ground.
The mother was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The 7 month old baby was treated at a local hospital where she was listed in critical condition. Since that time, the child has been released from the hospital.
The victim’s vehicle was recovered shortly after the incident in the 18000 block of Whitcomb. The suspect escaped in a dark colored Jeep Compass with damage to the front bumper on the passenger’s side.
The suspect is described as a black male, last seen wearing a Detroit Tigers winter hat, gray and white Detroit Tigers varsity jacket, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
If anyone has seen this suspect or knows of their whereabouts, they are asked to please call Commercial Auto Theft at 313-596-2555, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
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