Murder suspect, fleeing driver still on the run after Romulus shooting
ROMULUS, MI – Police released more details surrounding a deadly shootout in Romulus on Tuesday night which left a 28-year-old man dead. Officers were called to a house in the 15000 block of Taft Street at around 9:20 p.m. with reports of a shooting.
When officers arrived, they found the deceased victim of a gunshot wound to the head. While these officers were responding at the home, other officers approaching the scene encountered a silver 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander leaving the area. Police briefly stopped the vehicle before the driver fled.
A chase ensued and Michigan State Police were called for help after the driver stepped onto I-94. The driver eventually exited the freeway at Hamtramck and pulled into the 13000 block of St. Louis so the passenger – and shooting suspect – could escape. The suspect fled on foot and was not apprehended by the police.
The driver then continued her escape, leading police to the Luce Avenue and Mount Elliott area in Detroit. The driver crashed the car into a vacant lot and also fled the scene, escaping the police. A handgun and other evidence was recovered from the scene. K-9’s search efforts to find the suspects were unsuccessful.
Police believe the suspects and the victim had some sort of relationship, but did not give further details. Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to call Police Detective Romulus Harkins at 734-955-8822.