DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male suspect wanted in connection to a double non-fatal shooting that occurred on the city’s east side.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at approximately 10:57 p.m., in the 5000 block of Chalmers Street, a 23-year-old man fired multiple gun shots in the direction of 44-year old man following a verbal altercation between the two. A second victim, a 21-year old man, who was walking down the street was also struck. After the shooting the 21-year old man began running.
As the suspect began fleeing in a white Chrysler Aspen he struck the 21-year old victim with his vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and immediately rendered aid and transported the 21-year old victim to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The 44-year old victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Detroit Police needs assistance in locating the suspect involved in this incident. The suspect has been identified as John James, a 23-year old male, 5’, 10”, 185 lbs., he has brown eyes and black hair. He has tattoos on both of his forearms (left forearm: says, “Blessed” with a Sleeve on entire forearm) (right forearm: “GOD” and “RIP”) and on his chest: heart with wings, which says “Fear no man but God”. He was last seen driving a white 2008 Chrysler Aspen with tinted windows. MI Plate: EJA1242. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
If anyone knows of this suspect’s whereabouts or has information pertaining to this crime, they are asked to please contact the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct Detective Unit at (313) 596-2260 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.