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Public Safety investigates Farmington shooting

The Farmington Public Safety Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at 33230 Slocum Street (Grand River Avenue near Farmington Road).  The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 1st at approximately 8:16 a.m. 

Farmington Public Safety Officers were dispatched to 33230 Slocum Street for a report of a malicious destruction of property.  The reporting person believed that a tire on his pick-up truck had been intentionally slashed.  After hanging up with dispatch, he called back four minutes later and informed dispatch that he had been shot.   Responding officers arrived within two minutes and found the victim laying next to his truck.  Officers gave first aid to the victim who was transported to Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills by Superior EMS.  The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

Director Ted Warthman said, “Although the investigation is ongoing and fluid, it is clear after reviewing the preliminary evidence that the victim of the shooting was targeted.  Detectives are continuing to process evidence, interview witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.”
The suspect in the shooting is described as a light skinned black male who left the scene as a passenger in a gray, Ford Fusion with heavily tinted windows and no license plate. 

The public safety department will provide additional updates on this incident as they become available. Additional media inquiries should be made to Deputy Director Bob Houhanisin at or 248-474-5500 ext. 2238. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Jacob Cote at 248-474-5500 ext. 2239. 




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