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Person of interest (Photo: Detroit police)

Person Of Interest Sought In Case Of Shots Fired Into Multiple Homes

November 08, 2018 - 1:30 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police have released a photo of person of interest they're looking for in the case of multiple shootings on the city’s west side.

In a total of seven incidents since July, police say, shots were fired into occupied homes on Clairmount Ave., Taylor St., and Pingree St. by an unknown suspect.

Chief James Craig told reporters Thursday that the home 84-year old woman hasn't been physically hurt, but her house in the in the 2000 block of Clairmount, which is in the area of I-96 and Joy Road  have, has been riddled with bullets a total of five times.

The gunman has been caught on security cameras walking around the home and firing shots, Craig said; and investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for all of these shootings. 

"The suspect's pattern has been there's shots fired at a residence, (the gunman) I guess you could say goes underground," Craig said. "We're not certain if he's a resident and certainly we are concerned, for people that live in that area we're very concerned. We've been scouring that area and meeting with residents."

The person of interest in the case is described as a white male, 51-years old, approximately 6’1’’ with a medium build, according to police, and formerly resided in the area where the shootings occurred.

"This person of interest is known in the neighborhood to open carry, primarily assault-type weapons," the chief said. 

Craig stressed that police are not calling this unnamed man a suspect at this time, but they do want to speak with him about the shootings, and they're hoping someone in the public with come forward with information. 

Anyone who sees this man is advised not to approach him.

Those who know of his whereabouts or anything else that might by helpful to investigators is asked to call the the DPD's Tenth Precinct at 313-596-1040 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.