PONTIAC, MI – A 23-year-old man from Roseville confessed to Detroit Police that he was responsible for a shooting that took place in Pontiac on Saturday April 10th, 2021.
At approximately 10:25PM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 80 block of Auburn Avenue for a report of a person who had been shot. Upon arrival deputies located the 24-year-old female shooting victim, who is a resident of Pontiac, and who had sustained a gunshot wound to her ankle.
The victim stated that she was driving her vehicle with four of her friends, two 19-year-old women from Pontiac, an 18-year-old woman from Pontiac and a 17-year-old woman from Pontiac, near Woodward Avenue and Auburn Avenue. While in the area of Woodward Avenue and Auburn Avenue, an unknown person began shooting at her vehicle. One round went through the driver’s side window and struck the woman. She believed the shooting could have stemmed from a dispute earlier in the day with her ex-boyfriend. The victim was transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital where she was treated and released.
Detectives responded to begin their investigation. An OCSO Evidence Tech responded and processed the scene. Four 9mm casings along with one spent 9mm round were collected and tagged as evidence.
Detectives received information from the Detroit Police Department that a suspect, a 23-year-old man, from Roseville, was in their custody who confessed to shooting at a vehicle in Pontiac.
A pistol was located at a residence in Detroit which was turned over to deputies and tagged as evidence. The suspect was transported to the Pontiac Substation after Detroit Police finished processing him in their jurisdiction. The suspect was interviewed and was later lodged at the Oakland County Jail, pending the issuance of criminal charges.