Footprints in the snow lead Detroit Police to shooting suspect - My29 WFTC Minneapolis-St. Paul

Footprints in the snow lead Detroit Police to suspect accused of shooting 72-year-old woman

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT -

Police in Detroit say a man broke into a home, encountered the homeowner, shot her three times and took off.

The homeowner is a 72-year-old woman, who is currently in the hospital in serious condition.

The home is located on Sussex Street on the west side of the city.

Police say fresh foot prints in the snow led them to an abandoned house, where they found a 23-year-old male and placed him under arrest.

18-year-old Scott Jackson lives in the neighborhood and is disgusted with what he sees happening.  "That should never happen, they should get a job... these young guys need to get out here and shovel some snow and do something constructive with themselves instead of hurting these women, these old ladies... you know...it's not right," says Jackson.

The victim lived in her home on Sussex for nearly 40 years.

Neighbor April Robinson offers this point of view:  "The area's good, the neighbors are good, people look out for each other..(sigh)...it's just sometimes you think you feel safe, you want to be safe, but then there's other people who doesn't care... they don't care."
    
It's becoming more and more difficult to feel safe in a city where the sounds of gunfire have become all too common, Detroit's calling card.

Detroit resident Ike Betts puts it this way: "In the city of Detroit, you hear gunshots, but in the city of Detroit, that's like a doorbell. You don't really pay it too much mind like if you were staying in Bloomfield or Ferndale."

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:33:50 GMT
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
  • Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:39:46 GMT
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
  • Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:17:50 GMT
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
Powered by WorldNow

WFTC-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices