Michigan State Police (MSP) arrested a truck driver for allegedly opening fire on a motorist following a crash in Detroit.
MSP received calls about a crash involving “a possible intoxicated semi driver and a weapon” just before midnight on April 30.
The early investigation indicates that a crash involving a semi truck and a passenger vehicle occurred on Wayburn Street in Detroit.
“The driver in the passenger car followed the semi for several miles. The semi driver then fired several shots at the passenger vehicle on eastbound I-96 near MLK. The semi eventually became disabled and stopped. The semi driver initially fled from the scene but later returned. He was arrested on scene,” MSP said.
A canine unit assisted MSP following the arrest and a pistol was discovered near the scene.
Troopers say that I-96 was closed down eastbound at I-94 for a shell casing search.
The truck driver, a 37 year old Georgia resident, is being held in police custody pending further investigation.
“As the investigation continued we learned that the victim did film on their cell phone the shooting. This will be included in the investigators report for the prosecutor,” MSP said.
“Please remember when you are involved in a traffic crash to call police and not follow the other person.” said MSP F/Lt Mike Shaw. “You never know the state of mind of the other driver and what they may do. We were lucky no one was hurt in this crash and shooting.”
04/30/23 @ 2358hours
Eastbound I-96 near MLK, city of Detroit
The Detroit Regional Dispatch Center received calls about a traffic crash involving a possible intoxicated semi driver and a weapon. 1/ pic.twitter.com/f8f7090o4m
— MSP Second District (@mspmetrodet) May 1, 2023