Person Of Interest Sought In East Side Murder [VIDEO]

June 15, 2018 - 10:07 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a murder that happened on the city's east side.

Police say the victim, a 27-year-old man, was discovered just before midnight Thursday at the Valero gas station on 7 Mile Road and Chalmers, just east of Gratiot Avenue, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to the hospital where he died. 

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ's Charlie Langton counted 19 bullet shells on the ground and officers told him even more shots were likely fired. 

Police have released videos of a person of interest in the case, one of which shows him entering a gas station dressed in a white t-shirt with keys around his neck and an blue and orange baseball cap. The other video shows the man leaving the scene in a gray Dodge Challenger.

Anyone who recognizes the person of interest or has any other information is asked to contact police at 313-596-2260. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.